Associations to the word «Stately»


STATELY, adjective. Of people: regal, dignified; worthy of respect.
STATELY, adjective. Of movement: dignified; deliberate, unhurried.
STATELY, adjective. Imposing; grand, impressive.
STATELY, adverb. In a stately manner.

Dictionary definition

STATELY, adjective. Impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns".
STATELY, adjective. Of size and dignity suggestive of a statue.
STATELY, adjective. Refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court; "a courtly gentleman".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.