/stach"euhr/, n.
1. the height of a human or animal body.
2. the height of any object.
3. degree of development attained; level of achievement: a minister of great stature.
[1250-1300; ME < OF estature < L statura, equiv. to stat(us) ptp. of stare to STAND + -ura -URE]

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