Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action. synonym: posture.
  • noun A position or point of view.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A station; a site; an area for building; a position; a stand.
  • noun Space; gap; distance.
  • noun A stave or stanza.
  • noun In golf, the position of a player's feet, in addressing the ball.
  • To station; place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A stanza.
  • noun Scot. A station; a position; a site.
  • noun (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.
  • noun the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts in respect to something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The manner, posture, or pose in which one stands.
  • noun One’s opinion or point of view.
  • noun obsolete, Scotland A station; a position; a site.
  • noun obsolete A stanza.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun standing posture
  • noun a rationalized mental attitude

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, position, from Italian stanza, from Vulgar Latin *stantia, from Latin stāns, stant-, present participle of stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Via French, from Italian stanza ("standing place"), from Latin stāre ("to stand").

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