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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 state·ly /-li/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 State·ly, a. [Compar. Statelier superl. Stateliest.] Evincing state or dignity; lofty; majestic; grand; as, stately manners; a stately gait. “The stately homes of England!” --Mrs. Hemans. “Filled with stately temples.” --Prescott.
    Here is a silly stately style indeed!   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Lofty; dignified; majestic; grand; august; magnificent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 State·ly, adv. Majestically; loftily.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: impressive in appearance; "a baronial mansion"; "an imposing
             residence"; "a noble tree"; "severe-looking policemen
             sat astride noble horses"; "stately columns" [syn: baronial,
              imposing, noble]
      2: of size and dignity suggestive of a statue [syn: statuesque]
      3: refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a
         royal court; "a courtly gentleman" [syn: courtly, elegant,
      [also: stateliest, statelier]