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Meaning of STATELY

Pronunciation:  'steytlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman"
  2. [adj]  impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns"
  3. [adj]  of size and dignity suggestive of a statue

STATELY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: baronial, courtly, dignified, elegant, formal, imposing, impressive, noble, statuesque, tall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \State"ly\, a. [Compar. {Statelier}; superl.
    Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as,
    statelymanners; a stately gait. ``The stately homes of
    England!'' --Mrs. Hemans. ``Filled with stately temples.''
          Here is a stately style indeed!          --Shak.
    Syn: Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.
  2. \State"ly\, adv.
    Majestically; loftily. --Milton.