Stately

  • 1 Stately — State ly, a. [Compar. {Statelier} (st[=a]t l[i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Stateliest}.] Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, stately manners; a stately gait. The stately homes of England! Mrs. Hemans. Filled with stately temples.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stately — is an adjective only (as in a stately home). The notional adverb statelily would be too awkward and is not used …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 stately — [stāt′lē] adj. statelier, stateliest 1. imposing; dignified; majestic 2. slow, dignified, and deliberate [a stately pace] SYN. GRAND stateliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Stately — State ly, adv. Majestically; loftily. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 stately — index elegant, proud (self respecting), solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 stately — noble, splendid, late 14c., from STATE (Cf. state) (n.1) in a sense of costly and imposing display (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state to be ceremoniously exposed to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 stately — magnificent, imposing, majestic, august, *grand, noble, grandiose Analogous words: princely, regal, royal, *kingly, imperial: *splendid, glorious, superb, sublime: sumptuous, opulent, *luxurious …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 stately — [adj] dignified, impressive august, ceremonial, ceremonious, conventional, courtly, deliberate, elegant, elevated, formal, gallant, gracious, grand, grandiose, haughty, high, highfaluting*, high minded*, imperial, imperious, imposing, kingly,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 stately — ► ADJECTIVE (statelier, stateliest) ▪ dignified, imposing, or grand. DERIVATIVES stateliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 stately — UK [ˈsteɪtlɪ] / US adjective Word forms stately : adjective stately comparative statelier superlative stateliest 1) stately movement is slow and steady 2) a stately person has an impressive appearance and moves in a slow steady manner Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 stately — 1. adjective /ˈsteɪtli/ a) Of people: regal, dignified; worthy of respect. Warwicks first glance had revealed the fact that the young woman was strikingly handsome, with a stately beauty seldom encountered. b) Of movement: dignified; deliberate,… …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 stately — [[t]ste͟ɪtli[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something or someone that is stately is impressive and graceful or dignified. Instead of moving at his usual stately pace, he was almost running. ...a stately mansion …

    English dictionary

  • 13 stately — stateliness, n. /stayt lee/, adj., statelier, stateliest, adv. adj. 1. majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home. 2. dignified. adv. 3. in a stately manner. [1350 1400; ME statly. See STATE, LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 stately — state|ly [ˈsteıtli] adj 1.) done slowly and with a lot of ceremony ▪ the stately progress of the procession 2.) impressive in style and size ▪ stately buildings >stateliness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 stately — state|ly [ steıtli ] adjective 1. ) stately movement is slow and steady 2. ) a stately person has an impressive appearance and moves in a slow steady manner ╾ state|li|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 stately — adjective 1 done slowly and with a lot of ceremony; formal: the stately progress of the procession 2 impressive in style and size; noble 1 (2): the stately trees of the pine forest …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 stately — [ˈsteɪtli] adj 1) stately movement is slow and steady 2) a stately person or thing is formal and impressive …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 stately — /ˈsteɪtli / (say staytlee) adjective (statelier, stateliest) 1. dignified or majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: *she stalked over to the house, a tall stately figure in her long dress of dark blue dungaree. –katherine susannah… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 stately — adjective (statelier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. marked by lofty or imposing dignity b. haughty, unapproachable 2. impressive in size or proportions Synonyms: see grand • stateliness noun • stately …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 stately — adj. Stately is used with these nouns: ↑dance, ↑home, ↑mansion, ↑procession, ↑progress, ↑walk …

    Collocations dictionary