Stately meaning

stātlē
The definition of stately is someone or something with a majestic and dignified manner.

A large and impressive house is an example of something that would be described as stately.

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Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic.

Stately mansions.

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Dignified and slow; measured.

A stately procession; a dirge in a stately tempo.

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Imposing; dignified; majestic.
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Slow, dignified, and deliberate.

A stately pace.

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Of people: regal, dignified; worthy of respect.
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Imposing; grand, impressive.
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In a stately manner.
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Origin of stately

  • Middle English statly from state state, rank state

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From state +"Ž -ly.

    From Wiktionary