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stance

noun \ˈstan(t)s\

: a publicly stated opinion

: a way of standing

Full Definition of STANCE

1
chiefly Scottish
a :  station
b :  site
2
a :  a way of standing or being placed :  posture
b :  intellectual or emotional attitude <took an antiwar stance>
3
a :  the position of the feet of a golfer or batter preparatory to making a swing
b :  the position of both body and feet from which an athlete starts or operates
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Origin of STANCE

Middle English stance, staunce, from Middle French estance position, posture, stay, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, from Latin stant-, stans, present participle of stare to stand
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with STANCE

STANCE Defined for Kids

stance

noun \ˈstans\

Definition of STANCE for Kids

:  way of standing :  posture <… he positioned my body for the perfect ski stance. — Ann M. Martin, Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation>

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