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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin statura, from status; STATE1

stature

noun
     
stat‧ure [uncountable] written
1 the degree to which someone is admired or regarded as important
of world/international/national stature
Armstrong was a musician of world stature.
He grew in stature (=became more admired or popular) during the campaign.
stature as
his growing stature as an artist
2 someone's height or size:
Bernard was short in stature, with a large head.

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