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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin statūra.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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