noun \ˈstan(t)s\

: a publicly stated opinion

: a way of standing

Full Definition of STANCE

chiefly Scottish
a :  station
b :  site
a :  a way of standing or being placed :  posture
b :  intellectual or emotional attitude <took an antiwar stance>
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

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


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