Stature meaning

stăch'ər
Stature is the height of a person, animal or thing or the level achieved by a person.

An example of stature is seven feet tall.

An example of stature is the status earned by being a company's CEO.

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The natural height of a human or animal in an upright position.
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An achieved level; status.
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The height of a person, or sometimes an animal, in a natural standing position.
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Development, growth, or level of attainment, esp. as worthy of esteem.

Moral stature.

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A person or animal's natural height when standing upright.
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Respect coming from achievement or development.
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Origin of stature

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin statūra stā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French stature, from Latin statÅ«ra.
    From Wiktionary