Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impressive and dignified, as in size or appearance; majestic: synonym: grand.
  • adjective Dignified and slow; measured.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a stately manner.
  • Grand, lofty, or majestic in proportions, bearing, manner, or the like; dignified; elevated: applied to persons or to things.
  • Synonyms August, etc. (see majestic), imperial, princely, royal, palatial, pompous, ceremonious, formal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Majestically; loftily.
  • adjective Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of people: regal, dignified; worthy of respect.
  • adjective Of movement: dignified; deliberate, unhurried.
  • adjective Imposing; grand, impressive.
  • adverb In a stately manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
  • adjective refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
  • adjective impressive in appearance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English statly, from state, state, rank; see state.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From state +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

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  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Upstairs in stately Norris Hall, sits a room full of my current office setup. 40 plus Mac Pro towers adorned with 22 inch Cintiqs.

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  • Upstairs in stately Norris Hall, sits a room full of my current office setup. 40 plus Mac Pro towers adorned with 22 inch Cintiqs.

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  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

  • Believe it or not, I have not always lived in stately mansions on the mountain top with 30 foot columns on the front porch with maids quarters and 6 car garages.

    Venting Stoves/Ovens

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