American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action. See Synonyms at posture.
- n. Mental posture; point of view: "Peru ... has also toughened its stance toward foreign investors” ( Abraham F. Lowenthal).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A station; a site; an area for building; a position; a stand.
- n. Space; gap; distance.
- n. A stave or stanza.
- To station; place.
- n. In golf, the position of a player's feet, in addressing the ball.
- n. The manner, posture, or pose in which one stands.
- n. One’s opinion or point of view.
- n. obsolete, Scotland A station; a position; a site.
- n. obsolete A stanza.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A stanza.
- n. Scot. A station; a position; a site.
- 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.
- n. the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts in respect to something.
- n. standing posture
- n. a rationalized mental attitude
- Via French, from Italian stanza ("standing place"), from Latin stāre ("to stand"). (Wiktionary)
- French, position, from Italian stanza, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But then again, her stance is also easy to understand since Repaublicans hate Americans, they hate America, and only want power so they can continue to piss away all our resources. republican communism is worse”
“Your stance is an absolute, no room for negotiation, ever, period.”
“I think your stance is the one the typical liberal claims to take.”
“I seems like his stance is the same, he has just tinkered a bit with the numbers and specifics.”
“The bottom line her stance is the stance of the majority of Democratic leadership in this country.”
“The key to her stance is her conviction that no utterance can inaugurate an exchange in which it could ensure a return on its speculation: What pledge would guarantee you for me if/I were so generously to set you free?”
“Why am I not surprised that an Obama aide is accepting of an anti-military stance from a college admin?”
“So the Republican party's stance is that if he not run as a Republican, he wait for another race to run in?”
“So the GOP stance is to support bankers over voters?”
“I'm going to be a little bit of a whiner here and say in regards to the poll - I don't think my stance is really reflected.”
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