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stately


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stately  \State"ly\,  a.  [Compar.  {Statelier};  superl. 
  {Stateliest}.] 
  Evincing  state  or  dignity;  lofty;  majestic;  grand;  as 
  statelymanners  a  stately  gait.  ``The  stately  homes  of 
  England!''  --Mrs.  Hemans.  ``Filled  with  stately  temples.'' 
  --Prescott. 
 
  Here  is  a  stately  style  indeed!  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Lofty;  dignified;  majestic;  grand;  august;  magnificent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stately  \State"ly\,  adv 
  Majestically;  loftily.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stately 
  adj  1:  impressive  in  appearance;  "a  baronial  mansion";  "an  imposing 
  residence";  "a  noble  tree";  "severe-looking  policemen 
  sat  astride  noble  horses";  "stately  columns"  [syn:  {baronial}, 
  {imposing},  {noble}] 
  2:  of  size  and  dignity  suggestive  of  a  statue  [syn:  {statuesque}] 
  3:  refined  or  imposing  in  manner  or  appearance;  befitting  a 
  royal  court;  "a  courtly  gentleman"  [syn:  {courtly},  {elegant}, 
  {formal}] 




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