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Definition of the noun stature

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noun - plural: statures

  1. high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
    • example: a man of great stature
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: esteem / regard / respect = the condition of being honored
  2. (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of stature: height
    • more generic term: bodily property = an attribute of the body
    • more specific words:
      • tallness = the property of being taller than average stature
      • shortness = the property of being shorter than average stature
    • attributes:

Alternative definition of the noun stature


  1. a person or animal's natural height when standing upright
  2. respect coming from achievement or development

Specialised definition of the noun stature

Glossary of sports

anthropometric measure of standing height, from the floor to the vertex of the skull, taken in an erect posture with-out shoes (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)


Stature is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. She is the daughter of Scott Lang. Cassie Lang is a member of the Young Avengers and The Initiative. She has the same powers as her father, the ability to shrink and grow in size, but lacks her father's helmet which allowed telepathic communication with insects. However, she manifested her powers much later than her first exposure to Pym Particles.

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Google previewPractical Endocrinology and Diabetes in Children (2011)

by Joseph E. Raine, Malcolm D. C. Donaldson, J.W. Gregory, Guy Van-Vliet

Normal tall stature is the most common cause of referral in tall children and adolescents, and the patient is usually a girl. In this case, it is frequently the mother who, having suffered herself from being tall as a child and adolescent, is concerned ...

Google previewPedagogical Anthropology (1913)

by Maria Montessori

Accordingly, the stature is the resultant of the sum of anatomical parts and of morphological conditions.

Stature is an anthropological datum of great biological value, since it is a definite racial characteristic and is preserved from generation to ...

Google previewEndocrine Involvement in Developmental Syndromes (2009)

by Marco Cappa, M. Maghnie, S. Loche, G. F. Bottazzo

In most of them such as Turner, Noonan, Prader-Willi, Silver-Russel, Williams, Kabuki, Leri-Weill syndrome and skeletal dysplasias, short stature is a common feature. Growth defect is very often related to a defect in cellular growth, but some ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

The Sinanthropus material suggests a mean height of approximately 150 centimetres, and Neanderthal stature averaged 152.4 centimetres. By the time of the Upper Paleolithic, average stature seems to have been very similar to that of today.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Stature. No part of our subject has been more disgraced by fables and hyperbolical exaggeration, than the present division. Not to mention the pigmies and giants of antiquity ; the bones of different large animals, ascribed to human subjects of ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

Stature. No part of our subject Las .been more disgraced by fables and hyperbolical exaggeration, than the present division. Not to mention the pigmies and giants of antiquity : the bones of different large animals, ascribed to human subjects of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Man, stature of. The common stature of man is about 5 feet and 3, 4, j, 6 or 7 inches ; and of women about $ feet and a, 3, or 4 inches. Men below 5 feet are of a small stature. The Laplanders do not exceed 4 feet and a hajf ; and the natives of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

commonly lean, thin, and well-built, die stature, and olive complexion ; but 1 cause provokes them to anger, and 1 to be ...

Google previewThe Dictionary for Human Factors/Ergonomics (1992)

by James H. Stramler, Jr.

stature stereophotography balance during standing and locomotion stature the vertical distance from the floor or other reference surface to the top of the head; si/ n, standing height; see aha stature (maximum) Comment: measured with the ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, John Joseph Wynne, Thomas Joseph Shahan

B the Bushman races, comprising Hottentots and Bushmen — yellow skin, steatopygous, small stature, dolichocephalic; (b) dark skin: (2) Negrito races, comprising both Negrillo and Negrito— reddish-brown skin, stature very small, ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

stature. This English term, usually referring to a person's height, occurs seventeen times in the KJV, but seldom in modern versions, which prefer “size” or other expressions (e.g., Num. 13:32, where the Heb. word is middâ ...

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CTBUH 2008 Dubai Congress - Rashid, "Elegance, Stature & Meaning in Tall Building Design"

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Wednesday, 5th March 2008. Dubai, UAE. Hani Rashid, of Asymptote Architecture, talked about the change and possibilities of tall building design due to the d...

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It always impresses me when a person of small stature has command. (Ned Beatty)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1T1U1R1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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