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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stance(noun)

    standing posture

  2. position, stance, posture(noun)

    a rationalized mental attitude


  1. Stance(n.)

    the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts in respect to something.

    Etymology: [OF. estance. See Stanza.]

  2. Stance(n.)

    (Golf, Baseball) The position of a player's feet, relative to each other and to the ball, when he is making a stroke or at bat.

    Etymology: [OF. estance. See Stanza.]


  1. stance(Noun)

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

    The fencer's stance showed he was ready to begin.

    Etymology: Via , from stanza, from stare.

  2. stance(Noun)

    One's opinion or point of view.

    I don't agree with your stance on gun control.

    Etymology: Via , from stanza, from stare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stance(noun)

    a stanza

    Etymology: [OF. estance. See Stanza.]

  2. Stance(noun)

    a station; a position; a site

    Etymology: [OF. estance. See Stanza.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stance

    stans, n. (Scot.) a station, site, stand.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for stance »

  1. ascent

  2. enacts

  3. secant

How to pronounce stance?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say stance in sign language?

  1. stance


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of stance in a Sentence

  1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    My opponent has literally called ICE' fascist,' yet he refuses to take the stance of abolishing it, which, to me, is morally incomprehensible. Words mean something, and the moment you have identified something as fascist, that with it carries a moral responsibility to abolish it, that's what I'm talking about when we say that norms have been eroded : that we literally have elected officials arguing to basically retain fascist agencies. And that's on the left.

  2. Bert Irslinger Jr:

    This is not a gun issue; this is a terrorist issue and a hate crime. That's where we're taking a stance, there's definitely been backlash. Not in the store, but we've had people call. That's not uncommon in the firearms industry. I just hope they're finding their own way to support.

  3. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban:

    We should not look at economic immigration as if it had any use, because it only brings trouble and threats to European people, therefore, immigration must be stopped. That's the Hungarian stance.

  4. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Our stance against any arrests carried out on Erdogan's orders, political orders, will be to sit tight and fight. We'll continue to defend our principles wherever we are.

  5. Krys Johnson:

    If every other state and metropolitan area takes the same dire stance, many cities may be spared the situation that NYC is in, our actions every day matter in preventing people from getting the virus and thus reducing the burden on the health care system.

Images & Illustrations of stance

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