Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

stance - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] [usually singular] stance pronunciation in British English /stæns/
Word Forms
Close
singularstance
pluralstances
  1. 1
    an attitude or view about an issue that you state clearly
    stance on/towards/against: Tell us what your stance is on capital punishment.
    adopt/take a stance: We need to take a more positive stance towards globalization.
    change/alter/modify/maintain your stance: The bombing was unlikely to force the government to change its stance.
  2. 2
    a way of standing or holding your body, especially for a particular purpose
    She took up a fighting stance.
    Danny’s upright stance made him appear the taller of the two.

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

Mardi Gras

shrove tuesday

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog