Definitions

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

  • noun The natural height of a human or animal in an upright position.
  • noun An achieved level; status.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The natural height of an animal body; bodily tallness; sometimes, full height: generally used of the human body.
  • noun A statue.

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

  • noun The natural height of an animal body; -- generally used of the human body.

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

  • noun a person or animal's natural height when standing upright
  • noun respect coming from achievement or development

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

  • noun high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
  • noun (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statūra; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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