- 1The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person’s posture: she altered her stance, resting all her weight on one legMore example sentences
- For instance, some youngsters who struggle to play shots on the on-side adopt an open stance.
- He explains how he never adopts exactly the same stance for any ball, just stands where he feels comfortable.
- Some observers feel his stance has been too upright, causing him to struggle with outside pitches.
- 1.1The attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint: the party is changing its stance on EuropeMore example sentences
- I know there are a lot of people in the region who also respect his strong stance on family issues.
- However, street protests made the government reverse its stance on the privatization of water services.
- I once again implore that you reconsider your stance on this matter.
- 2Scottish A site on a street for a market, street vendor’s stall, or taxi rank.More example sentences
- The ideal location for a Street Trader's stance is a point where the pavement is much wider than usual or there is a suitable recess.
- It may be that a young man or woman has stood at a certain stance over a period of years, and some other person poaches on the ground and tries to force them down the street.
- 3 Climbing A ledge or foothold on which a belay can be secured.More example sentences
- After carefully stacking ropes for the double rap, he moved out to the stance to set lines and toss.
- This course teaches you how to lead climb on natural protection and set up belays and stances.
- A single pitch route is one which is climbed without intermediate stances.
Middle English (denoting a standing place): from French, from Italian stanza.