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stature (n.)

early 14c., "natural height of a body, height," from Old French stature, estature "build, structure," from Latin statura "height, size of body, size, growth," from PIE *ste-tu-, from root *sta- "to stand, make or be firm," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing." Figurative sense first recorded 1834.

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Definitions of stature from WordNet

stature (n.)
high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement;
a man of great stature
stature (n.)
(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot;
Synonyms: height
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