stater Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of the various silver or gold coins of ancient Greece
  2. noun a resident of a particular state or group of states
    • Keystone stater
    • farm staters


Stat"er noun
  1. One who states.
Sta"ter noun
L. stater, Gr. .
  1. (Gr. Antiq.) The principal gold coin of ancient Grece. It varied much in value, the stater best known at Athens being worth about £1 2s., or about $5.35. The Attic silver tetradrachm was in later times called stater.

Webster 1913