What does stance mean?

Definitions for stance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stancenoun

    standing posture

  2. position, stance, posturenoun

    a rationalized mental attitude


  1. Stancenoun

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

  2. Stancenoun

    (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.


  1. stancenoun

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

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

  2. stancenoun

    One's opinion or point of view.

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

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


  1. stance

    Stance refers to a person's mental, emotional, or physical position or perspective towards a particular subject, situation, or event. It can also refer to the way in which someone stands, especially when consciously adopted for a specific purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stancenoun

    a stanza

  2. Stancenoun

    a station; a position; a site

  3. Etymology: [OF. estance. See Stanza.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stance

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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stance is ranked #144141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stance surname appeared 115 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stance.

    72.1% or 83 total occurrences were Black.
    22.6% or 26 total occurrences were White.

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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

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  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. Kazutoshi Arai:

    We don't think taking the dolphins from the wild is cruel, we aren't criticizing the hunt and we don't expect to change our stance.

  2. Peter Stano:

    Nothing has changed since the UK’s exit from the European Union to justify any change in stance on the UK’s part.

  3. Craig Davidson:

    I grew up as a kid at their age watching his fights, i knew about his stance during the Vietnam War. ... I just wanted them to know more about him.

  4. Carsten Brzeski:

    On the other hand, it would probably be too little to force central banks to reconsider their policy stance, particularly in the euro zone, where high unemployment rates will keep core inflation at bay.

  5. The BND:

    The thus far cautious diplomatic stance of the elder leaders in the royal family is being replaced by an impulsive interventionist policy.

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