Posture vs. Stance

Posture vs. Stance — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Posture and Stance

Posturenoun

A position of a person's body or body parts

a sitting posture.the posture of a supplicant.

Stancenoun

The attitude or position of a standing person or animal, especially the position assumed by an athlete preparatory to action.

Posturenoun

A characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage

stooped posture.

Stancenoun

A position or point of view

"Peru ... toughened its stance toward foreign investors" (Abraham Lowenthal).

Posturenoun

(Zoology) A position of an animal's body or body parts, especially for the purpose of communication

a dog's submissive posture.

Stancenoun

The manner, pose, or posture in which one stands.

The fencer’s stance showed he was ready to begin.
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Posturenoun

Relative placement or arrangement

the posture of the buildings on the land.

Stancenoun

One's opinion or point of view.

I don’t agree with your stance on gun control.

Posturenoun

A condition or state under certain circumstances

the nation's posture in the world economy.

Stancenoun

A place to stand; a position, a site, a station.

Posturenoun

An attitude or way of behaving, especially when adopted to have an effect on others

assumed a posture of angry defiance.

Stancenoun

A foothold or ledge on which to set up a belay.

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Posturenoun

An approach or policy with regard to something

adjusting the government's defense posture.

Stancenoun

(Scotland) A place for buses or taxis to await passengers; a bus stop, a taxi rank.

Postureverb

To assume a certain, often exaggerated body position; pose.

Stancenoun

(Scotland) A place where a fair or market is held; a location where a street trader can carry on business.

Postureverb

To assume a certain attitude or behave in a certain way, especially to make an impression or gain an advantage

"They postured as Southern Loyalists to win the support of ex-Confederates" (James M. Smallwood).

Stancenoun

A stanza.

Postureverb

(Zoology) To assume a certain position of the body or of body parts, often as part of a display.

Stanceverb

To place, to position, to station; (specifically) to put (cattle) into an enclosure or pen in preparation for sale.

Postureverb

To put into a specific posture; pose

The photographer postured the model.

Stancenoun

standing posture

Postureverb

To place in a certain arrangement or condition

an army that was postured for defense.

Stancenoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Posturenoun

The way a person holds and positions their body.

Posturenoun

A situation or condition.

Posturenoun

One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.

Posturenoun

(rare) The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.

Postureverb

(intransitive) to put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired

If you're finished posturing in front of the mirror, can I use the bathroom now?

Postureverb

(intransitive) to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction

The politicians couldn't really care less about the issue: they're just posturing for the media.

Postureverb

(transitive) To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.

to posture oneself; to posture a model

Posturenoun

position or arrangement of the body and its limbs;

he assumed an attitude of surrender

Posturenoun

characteristic way of bearing one's body;

stood with good posture

Posturenoun

a rationalized mental attitude

Posturenoun

capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;

we faced an army of great strengthpoliticians have neglected our military posture

Postureverb

behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others;

Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!She postured and made a total fool of herself

Postureverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often