stance

noun
\ ˈstan(t)s How to pronounce stance (audio) \

Definition of stance

1 chiefly Scotland
a : station
b : site
2a : a way of standing or being placed : posture
b : intellectual or emotional attitude took an antiwar stance
3a : 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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Examples of stance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some investors remained optimistic about the overall market, pointing to the Federal Reserve’s stance toward raising rates. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 16 July 2021 President Biden recently installed Khan as one of five commissioners and head of the FTC, signaling a tough stance toward Big Tech and its market dominance. BostonGlobe.com, 15 July 2021 Carroll County’s Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to have the superintendent develop a policy that keeps a politically neutral stance in the classroom and in the school’s curriculum. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 15 July 2021 Based on the current 992-generation 911 Turbo S, the Marsien has a taller and more muscular stance with large vents and a huge rear wing that wraps around the sides of the car. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 14 July 2021 President Joe Biden recently installed Khan as one of five commissioners and head of the FTC, signaling a tough stance toward Big Tech and its market dominance. Marcy Gordon, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 Job candidates should research a company's remote work policies before applying and interviewing for a position to be sure their prospective employer's stance aligns with their own. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 14 July 2021 President Joe Biden recently installed Khan as one of five commissioners and head of the FTC, signaling a tough stance toward Big Tech and its market dominance. Marcy Gordon, ajc, 14 July 2021 The comments have prompted a police investigation and wide condemnation, although critics accused some ministers of hypocrisy for refusing to support a high-profile anti-racist stance the players had made during the tournament. Michael Holden And Mitch Phillips, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of stance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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“Stance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stance. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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stance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stance

: a publicly stated opinion
: a way of standing

stance

noun
\ ˈstans How to pronounce stance (audio) \

Kids Definition of stance

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

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