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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stance mean? 

STANCE (noun)
  The noun STANCE has 2 senses:

1. standing posture
2. a rationalized mental attitude

  Familiarity information: STANCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STANCE (noun)

Sense 1stance [BACK TO TOP]


Standing posture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("stance" is a kind of...):

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stance"):

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)

erectness; uprightness (the property of being upright in posture)

Sense 2stance [BACK TO TOP]


A rationalized mental attitude

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


stance; posture; position

Hypernyms ("stance" is a kind of...):

attitude; mental attitude (a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stance"):

hard line (a firm and uncompromising stance or position)

point of view; stand; standpoint; viewpoint (a mental position from which things are viewed)

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