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stance

position of the body while standing; a mental or emotional position: take a firm stance
Not to be confused with:
stanch – to stop the flow of blood or other liquid: Use direct pressure to stanch the bleeding.
staunch – constant; true; faithful; steadfast: a staunch friend; strong; substantial
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stance

 (stăns)
n.
1. The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action. See Synonyms at posture.
2. A position or point of view: "Peru ... toughened its stance toward foreign investors" (Abraham Lowenthal).

[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.]
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stance

(stæns; stɑːns)
n
1. the manner and position in which a person or animal stands
2. (Ball Games, other than specified) sport the posture assumed when about to play the ball, as in golf, cricket, etc
3. general emotional or intellectual attitude: a leftist stance.
4. (Automotive Engineering) Scot a place where buses or taxis wait
5. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a place at the top of a pitch where a climber can stand and belay
[C16: via French from Italian stanza place for standing, from Latin stāns, from stāre to stand]
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stance

(stæns)

n.
1. the position or bearing of the body while standing.
2. a mental or emotional position adopted with respect to something.
3. Sports. the relative position of the feet, as in addressing a golf ball.
[1525–35; < Old French estance (standing) position < Vulgar Latin *stantia, derivative of Latin stant- (s. of stāns), present participle of stāre to stand]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stance - standing posture
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
address - the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
attention - a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review; "the troops stood at attention"
erectness, uprightness - the property of being upright in posture
2.stance - a rationalized mental attitude
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
hard line - a firm and uncompromising stance or position; "the governor took a hard line on drugs"
point of view, standpoint, viewpoint, stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
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stance

noun
1. attitude, stand, position, viewpoint, standpoint They have maintained a consistently neutral stance.
2. posture, carriage, bearing, deportment The woman detective shifted her stance from one foot to another.
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stance

noun
1. The way in which a person holds or carries his or her body:
2. A frame of mind affecting one's thoughts or behavior:
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Translations
وَقْفَه
postoj
holdning
asento
staîa
stāja
duruş

stance

[stæns] N
1. (lit) → postura f
2. (fig) → actitud f
to take up a stanceadoptar una actitud
3. (Scot) (= taxi rank) → parada f (de taxis)
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stance

[ˈstæns] n
(= way of standing) → position f
(= attitude) → position f
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stance

n (= posture, Sport) → Haltung f; (= mental attitude also)Einstellung f; (Cricket, Golf etc also) → Stand m; to take up a stance (lit)in Stellung gehen; (fig)eine Haltung einnehmen
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stance

[stæns] n
a. (way of standing) → posizione f
b. (attitude) → presa di posizione f
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stance

(staːns) noun
a person's position or manner of standing, eg in playing golf, cricket etc.
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With its distinctive sleek and dynamic shape, sharp creases and angles, high riding stance and smart alloy wheels, it never failed to attract attention.
With its distinctive sleek and dynamic shape, with sharp creases, angles, high riding stance, alloy wheels, it never failed to attract attention.
The rider's triangle keeps weight off the wrists, and the balls of feet in a comfy position while lending aggressive sport riding stance. The 31.7-inch seat feels alright during aggressive riding, but feels bit annoying while riding normal (tad too high).