Definition of Stately

1. Adjective. Impressive in appearance. "Stately columns"

Exact synonyms: Baronial, Imposing, Noble
Similar to: Impressive
Derivative terms: Baron, Stateliness



2. Adjective. Of size and dignity suggestive of a statue.
Exact synonyms: Statuesque
Similar to: Tall
Derivative terms: Stateliness

3. Adjective. Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court. "A courtly gentleman"
Exact synonyms: Courtly, Formal
Similar to: Dignified
Derivative terms: Court, Court, Court, Courtliness, Formalness, Stateliness

Definition of Stately

1. a. Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, statelymanners; a stately gait.

2. adv. Majestically; loftily.

Definition of Stately

1. Adjective. Of people: regal, dignified; worthy of respect. ¹

2. Adjective. Of movement: dignified; deliberate, unhurried. ¹

3. Adjective. Imposing; grand, impressive. ¹

4. Adverb. In a stately manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stately

1. dignified [adj -LIER, -LIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stately

statehouse
statehouses
stateless
stateless person
statelessly
statelessness
statelessnesses
statelet
statelets
statelier
stateliest
statelike
statelily
stateliness
statelinesses
stately (current term)
stately home
statemate
statemates
statement
statement of claim
statement of intent
statemental
statemented
statementing
statements
statements of intent
statemonger
statemongers
stateprison

Literary usage of Stately

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1. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"stately as a forest monarch. — IBID. stately and pure as the swan on the lake. ... stately as a deer with antlers. — LONGFELLOW. stately as a palm-tree ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"And all the body on the bier was veil'd With tresses, which the mourners from their locks Had shorn and cast upon him ; at his head stately Achilles moved, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"THOMAS JOSEPH GARB, on the solid foundation laid by his predecessor, the first Bishop of Melbourne, has raised a stately and imposing edifice. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"After the ground was cleared, th<; restitution of those stately structures which had been levelled with the dust, and of the precious ornaments which had ..."

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