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Never was my political stance determined by the men I was with. I had my own ideas.
Gioconda Belli

Meaning of "stance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STANCE

Via French from Italian stanza place for standing, from Latin stāns, from stāre to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STANCE

stance  [stæns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES STANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of stance in the English dictionary

The first definition of stance in the dictionary is the manner and position in which a person or animal stands. Other definition of stance is the posture assumed when about to play the ball, as in golf, cricket, etc. Stance is also general emotional or intellectual attitude.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STANCE


askance
əˈskæns
bromance
ˈbrəʊmæns
calavance
ˈkæləˌvæns
cancrizans
ˈkænkrɪˌzæns
circumstances
ˈsɜːkəmstæns
cofinance
kəʊfaɪˈnæns
expanse
ɪkˈspæns
finance
fɪˈnæns
hance
hæns
Hanse
hæns
happenstance
ˈhæpənˌstæns
manse
mæns
nance
næns
Penzance
pɛnˈzæns
prefinance
ˌpriːfɪˈnæns
refinance
ˌriːfaɪˈnæns
romance
rəˈmæns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STANCE

stampless
stanch
stanchable
stancher
stanchion
stanchless
stand
stand a chance
stand bail
stand by
stand down
stand easy
stand fast
stand for
stand guard
stand in
stand in a person´s light
stand oil
stand on
stand on ceremony

WORDS THAT END LIKE STANCE

acceptance
acquaintance
advance
assistance
capacitance
circumstance
Constance
court of first instance
distance
for instance
importance
inheritance
instance
long-distance
reluctance
repentance
resistance
substance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of stance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stance

Translation of «stance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STANCE

Find out the translation of stance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

> 态度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

postura
570 millions of speakers

English

stance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रुख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

موقف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

позиция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

posição
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভঙ্গি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

position
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pendirian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haltung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

姿勢
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 태도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sikap
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lập trường
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலைப்பாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूमिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duruş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

posizione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stanowisko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

позиція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

atitudine
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στάση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

houding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hållning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holdning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stance

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STANCE»

The term «stance» is very widely used and occupies the 13.662 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of stance
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STANCE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «stance» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «stance» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stance

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10 QUOTES WITH «STANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stance.
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Cecelia Ahern
I write human stories. I write about people. Not as a product of their environment. But from the stance that everybody is made of the same thing.
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Noah Baumbach
Defining yourself by your taste is easier than defining yourself by any genuine stance on something.
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Osman Baydemir
I have had it up to here with the prosecutions, the government's attitude, the judiciary, the media's stance and the majority of Turks who view the Kurdish people's justified cause through a nationalist lens.
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Gioconda Belli
Never was my political stance determined by the men I was with. I had my own ideas.
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Harold Bloom
The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic.
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Robert Bork
The major obstacle to a religious renewal is the intellectual classes, who are highly influential and tend to view religion as primitive superstition. They believe that science has left atheism as the only respectable intellectual stance.
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Keegan Bradley
Especially in wind, each shot and stance can feel different, so it's important to first get comfortable.
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Thom Browne
I feel like jeans and a T-shirt have become Establishment. Everyone's dressed down. So actually, putting on a jacket is the anti-Establishment stance.
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James Chanos
It's almost sickening now that the regulators 'on the beat' while the biggest credit collapse in modern financial history unfolded are now patting themselves on the back for their 'brave' stance on short-selling!
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Judy Chu
Democrats are fighting fire with fire. Our principled stance on Medicare and Social Security is absolutely no different than the Republicans' stance on no revenue increases without cuts.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STANCE»

Discover the use of stance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stance : Sociolinguistic Perspectives: Sociolinguistic ...
This volume maps out the terrain of existing sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological research on stance, synthesizes how it relates to existing theoretical orientations, and identifies a framework for future research.
Alexandra Jaffe Professor of Linguistics CSU Long Beach, 2009
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The Intentional Stance
The Intentional Stance, along with these works, is a Bradford Book.
Daniel Clement Dennett, 1989
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Epistemic Stance in English Conversation: A Description of ...
This book is the first corpus-based description of epistemic stance in conversational American English.
Elise Kärkkäinen, 2003
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Stance in Talk: A Conversation Analysis of Mandarin Final ...
Guided by the methodology of conversation analysis (CA), this book explores how participants in Mandarin conversation display stance in the unfolding development of action and interaction, and, in particular, how this is accomplished ...
Ruey-Jiuan Wu, 2004
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Stance and Voice in Written Academic Genres
This text brings together a range of perspectives on two of the most important and contested concepts in applied linguistics: stance and voice.
Ken Hyland, Carmen Sancho Guinda, 2012
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Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance: Narrative Retelling
This book explores the discourse pragmatics of reportive evidentiality in Macedonian, Japanese and English through an empirical study of evidential strategies in narrative retelling.
Ilana Mushin, 2001
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Evaluation in Text : Authorial Stance and the Construction ...
- ;This is an accessible and wide-ranging account of current research in one of the most central aspects of discourse analsysis: evalution in and of written and spoken language.
Susan Hunston, Geoffrey Thompson, 2000
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The Interactive Stance
This book presents one of the first attempts at developing a precise, grammatically rooted, theory of conversation motivated by data from real conversations.
Jonathan Ginzburg, 2012
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The Empirical Stance
Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world’s foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition.
Bas C. van Fraassen, 2008
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Stance: Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the ...
Helping ethnographers get closer to the experiences of the people with whom they work, this book will be of immediate interest to anyone in ethnomusicology, folklore, popular music studies, anthropology, or performance studies.
Harris M. Berger, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stance is used in the context of the following news items.
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APNewsBreak: USOC asks Mass. gov for stance on Boston '24
APNewsBreak: USOC asks Mass. gov for stance on Boston '24. Saved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. Respond: Write a letter to the editor | Write a ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Fed takes tough stance on bond liquidity, downplays market fears
The Fed's assertive stance is setting the stage for more volatile fixed income markets and where liquidity droughts could be the price of doing business in bond ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Rihanna Takes a Stance
“I've had a great relationship with Stance for a long time and I am happy to be working with them on such a fun and creative project,” she said, according to ... «BET, Jul 15»
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Rihanna Reveals New, Limited Edition Collaboration With 'Stance
We did not see this coming! Rihanna just revealed her collaboration with 'Stance' socks — and while we totally didn't expect RiRi to foray into the fashionable ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
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Ohio court: Minister changes stance on gay weddings
TOLEDO, Ohio –— A northern Ohio minister who wouldn't marry a gay couple while on duty at a county courthouse has apparently changed his stance. «LGBTQ Nation, Jul 15»
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WA premier softens stance on Uber
The West Australian government is softening its stance on ride-sharing service Uber, but won't drop prosecutions against drivers accused of breaking the law, ... «Sky News Australia, Jul 15»
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Javid criticises CBI for pro-European stance
Sajid Javid on Monday rebuked big business over its pro-European stance, suggesting the CBI's enthusiasm for continued EU membership could hamper the ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
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Gunn shows political courage with flag stance
Political conventional wisdom says Gunn has little to gain and much to lose by taking such a stance. He certainly has no reason to jump into the middle of this ... «Jackson Clarion Ledger, Jun 15»
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CEA questions RBI's monetary policy stance,says rates too high
"So, is the stance of current (monetary) policy appropriate? Of course, that is difficult to say but at the very least, there needs to be more analytical discussion. «Business Standard, Jun 15»
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Neeson backs Clooney's cosmetic surgery stance
But hearthrobs George Clooney and Liam Neeson have this week spoken out against the trend. Irish actor Neeson backed Clooney's stance on cosmetic ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»

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