Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stance”

stance

noun [C] uk   /stɑːns/ us    /stæns/

stance noun [C] (OPINION)

C2 a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion: The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.

stance noun [C] (POSITION)

a particular way of standing: Jenny took up a stance with her feet slightly apart, ready to catch the ball.
(Definition of stance from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stance?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stance” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More