- When you have an absolute no tolerance policy for lying, this is an example of a strong stance on lying.
- When you stand firm and tall, this is an example of a stance.
The definition of stance is the position taken on an issue, the beliefs held about something, or the way a person stands or holds themselves.
- the way a person or animal stands; standing posture, with special reference to placement of the feet, as the posture of a golfer, baseball batter, etc.
- the attitude adopted in confronting or dealing with a particular situation: a belligerent political stance
Origin of stanceOld French estance from Vulgar Latin an unverified form stantia from Classical Latin stans (gen. stantis), present participle of stare, to stand
- The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action. See Synonyms at posture.
- A position or point of view: “Peru … toughened its stance toward foreign investors” ( Abraham Lowenthal )
Origin of stanceFrench position from Italian stanza from Vulgar Latin stantia from Latin stāns stant- present participle of stāre to stand ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.