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Definition of "stately" []

  • Dignified and impressive, as in size or proportions. See Synonyms at grand. (adjective)
  • Majestic; lofty. (adjective)
  • In a ceremonious or imposing manner. (adverb)
  • Characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In a stately manner (adverb)

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Use "stately" in a sentence
  • "Upstairs in stately Norris Hall, sits a room full of my current office setup. 40 plus Mac Pro towers adorned with 22 inch Cintiqs."
  • "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."
  • "She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the two rode together in stately procession till they entered the palace, when the King taking the young man by the hand, led him into a domed room followed by his suite, and making him sit down on a throne of gold, seated himself beside him."