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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stater a resident of a particular state or group of states "Keystone stater","farm staters"
    • n stater any of the various silver or gold coins of ancient Greece
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stater stāt"ẽr One who states.
    • n Stater stā"tẽr (Gr. Antiq) The principal gold coin of ancient Greece. It varied much in value, the stater best known at Athens being worth about £1 2s., or about $5.35 (in 1890 value). The Attic silver tetradrachm was in later times called stater.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stater One who states.
    • n stater A general name for the principal or standard coin of various cities and states of ancient Greece. The common signification is a gold coin equal in weight to two drachmæ of Attic standard, or about 132.6 grains, and in value to twenty drachmæ. There were also in various states staters of Euboic and Æginetan standards. The oldest staters, those of Lydia, said to have been first coined by Crœsus. were struck in the pale gold called electrum. At the period of Greek decline the silver tetradrachm was called stater. This coin is the “piece of money” (equivalent to a Jewish shekel) of Mat. xvii. 27. As a general term for a standard of weight, the name stater was given to the Attic mina and the Sicilian litra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stater stā′tėr the standard gold coin of ancient Greece.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stater, Gr. stath`r


In literature:

In one handful there was a splendid gold stater, and in another a piece of Antoninus Pius.
"Prester John" by John Buchan
In Babylon you shall receive a thousand gold staters.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The Free Staters hate them.
"In the Ranks of the C.I.V." by Erskine Childers
Two New York Staters are called and named separately, Coon and Herkimer County.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
That old Free Stater complied, and supplied President Krueger with a duplicate separately as well.
"Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.)" by C. H. Thomas
The Free Staters nearly all had one or two spare horses.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
He was a Free Stater from Philippolis, and belonged to Judge Hertzog's commando.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Stater of Wema Kadphises.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
The stater was a Persian coin.
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
She was fast becoming "a United Stater," too.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
There appeared an unaccountable hesitation amongst the Free Staters.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The Orange Free Staters, too, were ready to join with their brothers, and indeed had already helped to a large extent with men and money.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
You shall receive a thousand gold staters.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
In the first two the Transvaalers had been engaged, in the last the Free Staters.
"Through Shot and Flame" by J. D. Kestell
They had no coinage, whereas those in the south-east had theirs, copied from a stater of Philip of Macedon.
"Cornwall" by Sabine Baring-Gould
The silver staters of Darius (silver darics) were called by the Greeks Median sigli (shekels).
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Some of the Free Staters expressed their joy at being relieved of the company of the Boers.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
To the several he chose I added a gold stater of Philip.
"Under Four Administrations" by Oscar S. Straus
In reality, your correct name is Miss Free-Stater.
"War's Brighter Side" by Julian Ralph
The Free Staters were intensely annoyed.
"South Africa and the Boer-British War, Volume I" by J. Castell Hopkins

In news:

Auburn all- stater Fred Van Vleet overcoming odds.
All- Stater signs with Crowder.
Stater Bros has introduced a personal vitamin recommendation program that gives customers free guidance on dietary supplements.
Knowles could be Hokies' last in- stater .
Stater Bros has begun offering free diabetes medications at its Super Rx pharmacy locations.
The 48 Stater three hoop-aholics' journey into the record book.
Stater Bros ranked #92 in 2007.
Stater Bros ranked #76 in 2006.
Founded in 1936, Stater Bros Markets became a privately held company in 1987.
Stater Bros ranked #97 in 2010.
Stater Bros ranked #107 in 2009.
Stater Bros traces its beginnings back to a small grocery store on West Yucaipa Boulevard in Yucaipa, California.
Stater representatives gain practical experience in government.
The 6-1 Flint Beecher all-stater committed Wednesday to Iowa State.
A 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Ryan Daniels of Riverside, on the final day of the 1968 Stater Bros Route 66 Rendezvous Sunday in downtown San Bernardino.