HyperDic: poise

English > 7 senses of the word poise:
VERBmotionpoisebe motionless, in suspension
emotionpoise, braceprepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
contactpoisecause to be balanced or suspended
contactpoise, balancehold or carry in equilibrium
NOUNquantitypoisea cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter
statepoisea state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
attributepoise, aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froidgreat coolness and composure under strain / strain
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English > poise: 7 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second.
Broaderunit of viscosityA unit of measurement for viscosity
Spanishpoise
English > poise: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium.
BroaderequilibriumA stable situation in which forces cancel one another
Verbspoisehold or carry in equilibrium
poisecause to be balanced or suspended
English > poise: 7 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningGreat coolness and composure under strain / strain.
Synonymsaplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid
Broadercomposure, calm, calmness, equanimitysteadiness of mind under stress
Spanishaplomo, sangre fría
Catalanaplom, sang freda
Verbspoiseprepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
English > poise: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningBe motionless, in suspension.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
Broaderhoverhang in the air
Spanishcernerse
English > poise: 7 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningPrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymbrace
Narrowersteel, nerveGet ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Nounspoisegreat coolness and composure under strain / strain
English > poise: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause to be balanced or suspended.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Cause topoise, balancehold or carry in equilibrium
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounspoisea state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
English > poise: 7 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaninghold or carry in equilibrium.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymbalance
Caused bypoiseCause to be balanced or suspended
NarrowerjuggleHold with difficulty and balance insecurely
Broaderhold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Similar tobalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishbalancear, equilibrar, nivelar
Catalananivellar-se, anivellar, compensar-se, equilibrar-se, sospesar
Nounspoisea state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

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