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Indian democracy has often been likened to the stately progress of the elephant - ponderous in its gait and reluctant to change course, but not easily swayed from its new path when it does.
Shashi Tharoor

Meaning of "stately" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STATELY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STATELY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stately can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES STATELY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of stately in the English dictionary

The definition of stately in the dictionary is characterized by a graceful, dignified, and imposing appearance or manner. Other definition of stately is in a stately manner.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STATELY


bipinnately
ˌbaɪˈpɪnˌeɪtlɪ
dentately
ˈdɛnteɪtlɪ
digitately
ˈdɪdʒɪˌteɪtlɪ
greatly
ˈɡreɪtlɪ
hastately
ˈhæsteɪtlɪ
inchoately
ɪnˈkəʊeɪtlɪ
innately
ɪnˈeɪtlɪ
insensately
ɪnˈsenseɪtlɪ
irately
aɪˈreɪtlɪ
lately
ˈleɪtlɪ
lobately
ˈləʊbeɪtlɪ
mediately
ˈmiːdɪeɪtlɪ
obligately
ˈɒblɪˌɡeɪtlɪ
ornately
ɔːˈneɪtlɪ
pectinately
ˈpektɪˌneɪtlɪ
peltately
ˈpɛlteɪtlɪ
pinnately
ˈpɪneɪtlɪ
radiately
ˈreɪdɪeɪtlɪ
sedately
sɪˈdeɪtlɪ
straightly
ˈstreɪtlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STATELY

stated
stated case
statedly
statehood
Statehouse
stateless
statelessness
statelet
statelier
stateliest
statelily
stateliness
stately home
statement
statement of claim
statemented
statements of case
Staten Island
stater
stateroom

WORDS THAT END LIKE STATELY

absolutely
accurately
adequately
affectionately
alternately
appropriately
approximately
deliberately
delicately
desperately
disproportionately
fortunately
immediately
intimately
legitimately
moderately
passionately
privately
separately
ultimately
unfortunately

Synonyms and antonyms of stately in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STATELY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stately» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stately

Translation of «stately» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STATELY

Find out the translation of stately to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stately from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stately» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

庄严
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

majestuoso
570 millions of speakers

English

stately
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आलीशान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فخم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

величественный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

imponente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মহিমান্বিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

imposant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Megah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

würdevoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悠然と
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위풍당당한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Megah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oai nghiêm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கம்பீரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्कृष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

görkemli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

maestoso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dostojny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

величний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

impunătoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρχοντική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

statige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ståtlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stase
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stately

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STATELY»

The term «stately» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.851 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STATELY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stately» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stately» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stately

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7 QUOTES WITH «STATELY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stately.
1
Rupert Friend
Growing up in England, you're sort of spoiled, in a way. You sort of take it for granted that within a half-hour's drive, you could be walking around a stately home from the 1700s. It's not very hard to do - in California, you've got to take a flight!
2
Brian Greene
String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe - from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies - are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation.
3
Kit Harington
With 'Downton Abbey,' you're always stuck in one stately home.
4
Leslie Jamison
You pass the old L.A. County jail, which is surprisingly beautiful. It's got a handsome stone facade and stately columns. The new L.A. County jail - called The Twin Towers - isn't beautiful at all; it's a stucco panopticon the color of sick flesh.
5
Charles Perrault
Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle, the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known; for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle.
6
Shashi Tharoor
Indian democracy has often been likened to the stately progress of the elephant - ponderous in its gait and reluctant to change course, but not easily swayed from its new path when it does.
7
Kristin Scott Thomas
I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words 'ice queen' attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There's this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STATELY»

Discover the use of stately in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stately and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Stately Bodies: Literature, Philosophy, and the Question of ...
The book builds on work from Adriana Cavarero's well-received study, In Spite of Plato: A Feminist Rewriting of Ancient Philosophy.
Adriana Cavarero, 2002
2
The Fall and Rise of the Stately Home
Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English culture besotted with its history and aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing society where both intellectual and popular attitudes have only recently turned to ...
Peter Mandler, 1999
3
More Stately Mansions
Arguing that the 1964 edition of Eugene O'Neill's unfinished play More Stately Mansions, prepared after the playwright's death, was missing a substantial amount of material that O'Neill intended for inclusion, Martha Bower here presents an ...
Eugene O'Neill, Martha Gilman Bower, 1988
4
Under Stately Oaks: A Pictorial History of LSU
This newly updated edition features a foreword by Chancellor Sean O'Keefe and a final chapter entitled "The 21st Century and Beyond," which details the concrete steps LSU has taken towards fulfilling its goal of becoming a nationally ...
Thomas F. Ruffin, Jo Jackson, Mary J. Hebert, 2006
5
Stately Pursuits
From the bestselling author of Wedding Season and Going Dutch.
Katie Fforde, 2011
6
Death, bones, and stately homes
In Pennsylvania's Amish country, New York author Toni Miracle investigates the death of a landowner, poisoned after he agreed to the construction of a nuclear waste dump on his land. The dump is oppposed by environmentalists.
Valerie S. Malmont, 2005
7
The Stately Homo: A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp
Paul Bailey has created a fascinating portrait of the unique Quentin Crisp, with contributions from friends, admirers, and critics.
Paul Bailey, 2000
8
Stately Homes in America: From Colonial Times to the Present Day
Originally published in 1903, the chapters are: Men Who Build Fine HousesThe Colonial ResidenceThe Meaning of the Transitional DwellingThe Character of the Transitional DwellingThe Beginnings of the Greater Modern ResidenceThe Modern ...
Harry W. Desmond, Herbert Croly, 2003
9
Time to travel-travel in time to Germany's finest stately ...
"A valuable companion for art and garden lovers touring in Germany, this guide contains more than 90 portraits and illustrations of beautiful and historic gardens.
Erdmute Alex, Barbara Spindler, 2003
10
Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and ...
Indeed, the strictly hierarchical world below stairs could be more snobbish than that of a house's owners. Michael Paterson skilfully and entertainingly explores the myths and realities of this vanished world, both upstairs and down.
Michael Paterson, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STATELY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stately is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Gang convicted of using stately home to run cannabis farm
A gang who used a Grade II stately home in a quiet Cumbrian village to cultivate a £5 million cannabis farm have been found guilty of conspiracy to supply the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Stately home was base for alleged drugs conspiracy - court
A Cumbrian stately home was the base for an alleged multi-million pound drugs conspiracy, a court has heard. A 13-month plot is said to have centred on Flass, ... «News & Star, Jul 15»
3
Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners tackle Flintshire's Lady Muck who …
Enthusiastic cleaners Denise and Vinnie tackle Tiggy's Welsh stately home, which is on the market for £275,000, in Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. See if you ... «WalesOnline, Jun 15»
4
Historic stately homestead goes on the market for sale
The stately homestead – originally christened Stoneleigh then later renamed Epworth – was built for Charles Stone in the 1870s on what was then 1.2 hectares ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»
5
Newtown Wow House: a Stately and Elegant Home
A truly stately and elegant home that offers comfortable living and entertaining. Superior floor plan offers grand rooms and cozy spaces. Fireplaces can be ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
6
New hope for fire-hit stately home
Thousands of items were feared to have been lost following the inferno on April 29 at Clandon Park, a Grade-I listed stately home near Guildford, Surrey. «Yahoo News UK, Jun 15»
7
Wentworth Woodhouse for sale with £8m plus price tag
One of Europe's biggest private stately homes is up for sale in South Yorkshire with a price tag in excess of £8m. The Grade-1 listed Wentworth Woodhouse, ... «BBC News, May 15»
8
Lights, camera, action as stately home stars in movie
A National Trust-owned stately home is one of the key settings for a film that comes out next month. Claydon House appears in the new screen version of Far ... «Buckingham Advertiser, Apr 15»
9
Storyville: Masterspy of Moscow – George Blake, BBC Four, review …
But that was hardly the point of this stately film. Rather we were left with an intense, almost nostalgic wondering at what all that and febrile Cold War spy activity ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
10
Bamber Gascoigne inherits 1000-year-old mansion from aristocratic …
Bamber Gascoigne has 'accidentally' inherited one of Britain's most historic stately homes – and it could be worth up to £10million. The former University ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»

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