stately

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stately \State"ly\, adverb Majestically; loftily. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stately \State"ly\, adjective [Compar. {Statelier} (st[=a]t"l[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Stateliest}.] Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, stately manners; a stately gait. "The stately homes of England!" --Mrs. Hemans. "Filled with stately temples." --Prescott.

Here is a silly stately style indeed! --Shak.

Syn: Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stately

adjective

1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: {baronial}, {imposing}, {noble}, {stately}]

2: of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: {stately}, {statuesque}]

3: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: {courtly}, {formal}, {stately}]


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