What does the word stately mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Stateliness.

Usage examples for stately

  1. All these retired in turn when they asked to have a fire lighted in the stove, without which Mrs. March would never have taken the fine stately rooms, and sent back a pretty young girl to do it. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. The professor himself was deeply grieved, and no less so his stately little lady, for to both of them Dick was as a son. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  3. It was a special thing for this sister who had been a stately young lady of twenty when he was a bad little boy of ten. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster