Definitions for stancestæns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the position or bearing of the body while standing.

  2. a mental or emotional position adopted with respect to something.

  3. Sports. the relative position of the feet, as in addressing a golf ball.

Origin of stance:

1525–35; < OF estance (standing) position < VL *stantia, der. of L stant- (s. of stāns), prp. of stāre to stand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stance(noun)

    standing posture

  2. position, stance, posture(noun)

    a rationalized mental attitude


  1. stance(Noun)

    The manner, posture, or pose in which one stands.

    The fenceru2019s stance showed he was ready to begin.

  2. stance(Noun)

    Oneu2019s opinion or point of view.

    I donu2019t agree with your stance on gun control.

  3. Origin: Via , from stanza, from stare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stance(noun)

    a stanza

  2. Stance(noun)

    a station; a position; a site

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stance' in Nouns Frequency: #1953

Anagrams of stance

  1. ascent

  2. enacts

  3. secant

Translations for stance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person's position or manner of standing, eg in playing golf, cricket etc.

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