HyperDic: position

English > 18 senses of the word position:
NOUNlocationposition, placethe particular portion of space occupied by something
locationposition, military positiona point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
cognitionposition, view, perspectivea way of regarding situations or topics etc.
attributeposition, posture, attitudethe arrangement of the body and its limbs
stateposition, statusthe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
actposition, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situationa job in an organization
attributeposition, spatial relationthe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
locationpositionthe appropriate or customary location
actposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
actposition, placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacementthe act of putting something in a certain place
stateposition, situationa condition or position in which you find yourself
cognitionposition, stance, posturea rationalized mental attitude
communicationposition, sidean opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
communicationposition, placean item on a list or in a sequence
actposition, stead, place, lieuthe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
actpositionthe act of positing
VERBmotionpositioncause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
contactposition, put, set, place, pose, layput into a certain place or abstract location
position > pronunciation
Soundspahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > position: 18 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe particular portion of space occupied by something.
Synonymplace
AttributesleftBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
rightBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
Narroweranomaly(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
back, rearThe part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
frontThe part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
half-mast, half-staffA position some distance below the top of a mast / mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
juxtapositionA side-by-side position
landmarkThe position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
lead(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
leftlocation near or direction toward the left side
liePosition or manner in which something is situated
pitchA vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
pole positionThe most favorable position at the start of a race
pollsThe place where people vote
post, stationThe position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
pride of placeThe first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
rightlocation near or direction toward the right side
settingThe physical position of something
site, situationPhysical position in relation to the surroundings
standThe position where a thing or person stands
station(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantageplace or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
wing(in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishlugar, posición, puesto, sitio
Catalanlloc, posició
Adjectivespositionalof or relating to or determined by position
Verbspositioncause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
English > position: 18 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
Synonymmilitary position
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
NarrowergroundA position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
lineA fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishposición estratégica, posición militar, posición
Catalanposició militar, posició
English > position: 18 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA way of regarding situations or topics etc..
Synonymsview, perspective
NarrowerWeltanschauung, world viewA comprehensive view of the world and human life
bird's eye view, panoramic viewA situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance
futurismThe position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
lightA particular perspective or aspect of a situation
paradigmThe generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
sightA range of mental vision
straddleA noncommittal or equivocal position
vanguard, forefront, cutting edgeThe position of greatest importance or advancement
BroaderorientationAn integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
Spanishperspectiva, visión, vista
Catalanperspectiva, visió, vista
English > position: 18 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe arrangement of the body and its limbs.
Synonymsposture, attitude
Attributeserect, vertical, uprightupright in position or posture
unerectnot upright in position or posture
Narrowerasana(Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
ballet positionClassical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
decubitusA reclining position (as in a bed)
ectopiaAbnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
eversionThe position of being turned outward
guardA posture of defence in boxing or fencing
lithotomy positionA position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart
lotus positionA sitting position with the legs crossed
missionary positionA position for sexual intercourse
order armsA position in the manual of arms
poseA posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
presentation(obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal
sprawl, sprawlingAn ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
stanceStanding posture
tuck(sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
Broaderbodily propertyAn attribute of the body
Spanishactitud, ademán, posición, postura
Catalanactitud, posat, posició, positura, postura
English > position: 18 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society.
Example "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
Synonymstatus
AttributesdominantExercising influence or control
lower-class, low-classOccupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
middle-classOccupying a socioeconomic position intermediate between those of the lower classes and the wealthy
subordinate, low-levelLower in rank or importance
upper-classOccupying the highest socioeconomic position in a society
NarrowerHoly Order, Order(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
bastardy, illegitimacy, bar sinisterThe status of being born to parents who were not married
castesocial status or position conferred by a system based on class
commandA position of highest authority
dignityHigh office or rank or station
echelonStatus in a society or organization
electionThe status or fact of being elected
equality, equivalence, equation, parA state of being essentially equal or equivalent
facestatus in the eyes of others
footing, termsstatus with respect to the relations / relations between people or groups
high groundA position of superiority over opponents / opponents or competitors
high profileA position attracting much attention and publicity
high statusA position of superior / superior status
leadershipThe status of a leader
left-handednessThe status of being born of a morganatic marriage
legal statusA status defined by law
low status, lowness, lowlinessA position of inferior status
nationalityThe status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
nobility, noblesseThe state of being of noble birth
ordinationThe status of being ordained to a sacred office
pedestalA position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
rankrelative status
retirementThe state of being retired from one's business or occupation
slotA position in a hierarchy or organization
social station, social status, social rank, rankPosition in a social hierarchy
standingsocial or financial or professional status or reputation
toeholdA relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdistinción, estado, estatus, lugar, posición, prestigio, rango, status
Catalanestatus, posició, rang, status
English > position: 18 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA job in an organization.
Synonymspost, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
NarroweracademicianshipThe position of member of an honorary academy / academy / academy / academy
accountantshipThe position of accountant
admiraltyThe office of admiral
ambassadorshipThe post of ambassador
apostleshipThe position of apostle
apprenticeshipThe position of apprentice
associateshipThe position of associate (as in an office or academy / academy / academy / academy)
attorneyshipThe position of attorney
bailiffshipThe office of bailiff
baronetageThe state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopateThe office and dignity of a bishop
cadetshipThe position of cadet
caliphateThe office of a caliph
captainship, captaincyThe post of captain / captain / captain / captain / captain
cardinalship, cardinalateThe office of cardinal
chairmanshipThe position of chairman
chancellorshipThe office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainshipThe position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainshipThe position of chieftain
clerkshipThe job of clerk
commandership, commanderyThe position or office of commander
comptrollershipThe position of comptroller
consulshipThe post of consul
controllershipThe position of controller
councillorship, councilorshipThe position of council member
counselorship, counsellorshipThe position of counselor / counselor / counselor
curacyThe position of a curate
curatorshipThe position of curator
custodianshipThe position of custodian
deanship, deaneryThe position or office of a dean
directorshipThe position of a director / director of a business concern
discipleshipThe position of disciple
editorshipThe position of editor
eldershipThe office of elder
emirateThe office of an emir
fatherhoodThe status of a father / father / father
fatherhoodThe status of a religious leader
foremanshipThe position of foreman
generalship, generalcyThe office and authority of a general
governorshipThe office of governor
headshipThe position of head
headshipThe position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seatA difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbencyThe office of an incumbent
inspectorshipThe office of inspector
instructorshipThe position of instructor
internshipThe position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicatureThe position of judge
khanateThe position of a khan
lectureshipThe post of lecturer
legation, legateshipThe post or office of legate
legislatorshipThe office of legislator
librarianshipThe position of librarian
lieutenancyThe position of a lieutenant / lieutenant / lieutenant
magistracy, magistratureThe position of magistrate
managershipThe position of manager / manager
manhoodThe status / status of being a man
marshalshipThe post of marshall
mastershipThe position of master / master
mayoraltyThe position of mayor
messiahshipThe position of messiah
moderatorshipThe position of moderator
overlordshipThe position of overlord
pastorship, pastorateThe position of pastor
peasanthoodThe state of being a peasant / peasant
plumA highly desirable position or assignment
praetorshipThe office of praetor
precentorshipThe position of precentor
preceptorshipThe position of preceptor
prefectureThe office of prefect
prelacy, prelatureThe office or station of a prelate
premiershipThe office of premier / premier
presidency, presidentshipThe office and function of president
primateshipThe office of primate
principalshipThe post of principal
priorshipThe office of prior
proconsulship, proconsulateThe position of proconsul
proctorshipThe position of proctor
professorship, chairThe position of professor
protectorshipThe position of protector
public officeA position concerning the people as a whole
rabbinateThe office or function of a rabbi
receivershipThe office of a receiver
rectorship, rectorateThe office or station of a rector
regencyThe office of a regent
residencyThe position of physician who is receiving special / special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)
rulershipThe position of ruler
sainthoodThe status and dignity of a saint
secretaryshipThe position of secretary / secretary
seigniory, seigneury, feudal lordshipThe position and authority of a feudal lord
senatorshipThe office of senator
sinecureAn office that involves minimal duties
solicitorshipThe position of solicitor
speakershipThe position of Speaker
stewardshipThe position of steward / steward / steward / steward
studentshipThe position of student
teachershipThe position of teacher
thaneshipThe position of thane / thane
throneThe position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
treasurershipThe position of treasurer
tribuneshipThe position of tribune
trusteeshipThe position of trustee
vice-presidencyThe office and function of a vice president
viceroyshipThe position of viceroy
viziershipThe position of vizier
wardenshipThe position of warden
wardershipThe position of warder
womanhoodThe status of a woman
Broaderoccupation, business, job, line of work, lineThe principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
Spanishcargo, lugar, oficina, posición, puesto
Catalancàrrec, lloc, oficina, posició, situació
English > position: 18 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated.
Example"the position of the hands on the clock"
Synonymspatial relation
AttributesanteriorOf or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
exteriorsituated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building
externalhappening / happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
innerLocated or occurring within or closer to a center
interiorsituated within or suitable for inside a building
internalhappening / happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
outerOn the outside or further from a center
posteriorLocated at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
Narrowerangular positionrelation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
anteriorityThe quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
centralityThe property of being central
coincidenceThe quality of occupying the same position or area in space
dead center, dead centreThe position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
directionThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
gradient, slopeThe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
horizontalityThe quality of being parallel to the horizon
inwardnessThe quality or state of being inward or internal
malposition, misplacementFaulty position
marginalityThe property of being marginal or on the fringes / fringes
northernnessThe property of being to the north
occlusion(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
outwardness, externalityThe quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
placement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
point of viewThe spatial property of the position from which something is observed
posteriorityThe quality of being toward the back / back or toward the rear end
room, way, elbow roomSpace for movement
slotA position in a grammatical linguistic / linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
southernnessThe property of being to the south
tilt, list, inclination, lean, leaningThe property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
verticality, verticalness, erectness, uprightnessPosition at right angles to the horizon
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishcolocación, emplazamiento, localización, lugar, posición, radicación, relación espacial, sitio, situación, ubicación
Catalancol·locació, emplaçament, localització, posició, radicació, relació espaial, situació, ubicació
Verbspositioncause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
English > position: 18 senses > noun 8, location
MeaningThe appropriate or customary location.
Example"the cars were in position"
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishlugar, posición
Catalanlloc, posició
Verbspositioncause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
English > position: 18 senses > noun 9, act
Meaning(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player.
Example"what position does he play?"
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Narrowerback(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
catcherThe position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
centerA position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
centerThe position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
center field, centerfieldThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot(baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
first base, firstThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
forwardA position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeperThe defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
guardA position on a basketball team
left field, leftfieldThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
lineman(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
mid-offThe fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
mid-onThe fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side
pitcher, moundThe position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
right field, rightfieldThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the right third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
second base, secondThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
shortstop, shortThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
third base, thirdThe fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
Broaderrolenormal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
Spanishposición
Catalanposició
English > position: 18 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningThe act of putting something in a certain place.
Synonymsplacement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement
NarrowerfingeringThe placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
implantationThe act of planting or setting in the ground
interposition, interventionThe act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
juxtaposition, apposition, collocationThe act of positioning close together (or side by side)
orientationThe act of orienting / orienting
plantingThe act of fixing firmly in place
repositioningThe act of placing in a new position
setThe act of putting something in position
stratificationThe placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
superpositionThe placement of one thing on top of another
superposition(geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishcolocación, emplazamiento, lugar, posicionamiento, posición, situación, ubicación
Catalancol·locació, emplaçament, lloc, posició, posicionament, ubicació
Adjectivespositionablecapable of being positioned
Verbspositput (something somewhere) firmly
positionput into a certain place or abstract location
English > position: 18 senses > noun 11, state
MeaningA condition or position in which you find yourself.
Example"the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"
Synonymsituation
Narrowerplace, shoesA particular situation
poverty trapA situation in which an increase / increase / increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
soupAn unfortunate / unfortunate situation
stymie, stymyA situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishcoyuntura, situación, trance
Catalanconjuntura
English > position: 18 senses > noun 12, cognition
MeaningA rationalized mental attitude.
Synonymsstance, posture
Narrowerhard lineA firm and uncompromising stance or position
point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpointA mental position from which things are viewed
Broaderattitude, mental attitudeA complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways / ways
Spanishactitud, posición, postura
Catalanactitud, posició, postura
English > position: 18 senses > noun 13, communication
MeaningAn opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute.
Synonymside
Broaderopinion, viewA message expressing a belief about something
Spanishposición, postura
Catalanposició, postura
English > position: 18 senses > noun 14, communication
MeaningAn item on a list or in a sequence.
Example "moved from third to fifth position"
Synonymplace
Narrowerpostposition(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
Broaderitem, pointA distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
Spanishlugar, posición, puesto
English > position: 18 senses > noun 15, act
MeaningThe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another.
Synonymsstead, place, lieu
NarrowerbehalfAs the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of"rather than "in behalf of")
Broaderfunction, office, part, roleThe actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
Spanishlugar, posición, puesto, sitio
Catalanlloc, posició
English > position: 18 senses > noun 16, act
MeaningThe act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
BroaderassumptionThe act of assuming or taking for granted
Verbsposittake as a given
English > position: 18 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Narroweraim, take, train, take aim, directPoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
deployplace troops / troops or weapons in battle formation
dress, line upArrange in ranks
orientCause to point
squareposition so as to be square
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishcolocar, posicionar, situar
Catalancol·locar, posicionar, situar
Nounspositionthe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
positionthe particular portion of space occupied by something
positionthe appropriate or customary location
positioner(computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track
positioningthe act of putting something in a certain place
English > position: 18 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningPut into a certain place or abstract location.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey position the bags on the table
Synonymsput, set, place, pose, lay
Narrowerapposeplace side by side or in close proximity
arrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
barrelput in barrels / barrels
bedput to bed
bottleput into bottles
bucketput into a bucket
buttplace end to end without overlapping
clapput quickly or forcibly
cockSet the trigger of a firearm back for firing
coffinplace into a coffin
cramput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
disposePlace or put in a particular order
docketplace on the docket for legal action
emplaceput into place or position
emplaceProvide a new emplacement for guns
ensconce, settleFix firmly
glycerolize, glyceroliseplace in glycerol
groundplace or put on the ground
imbricateplace so as to overlap
insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduceintroduce
install, instal, put in, set upSet up for use
intersperseplace at intervals in or among
jarplace in a cylindrical vessel
juxtaposeplace side by side
ladleput (a liquid / liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
lay, put down, reposeput in a horizontal position
leanCause to lean or incline
loadput (something) on a structure or conveyance
marshalplace in proper rank
middleput in the middle / middle
misplaceplace or position wrongly
nestle, snugglePosition comfortably
parallelizeplace parallel to one another
parkplace temporarily
perchCause to perch or sit
pigeonholeplace into a small compartment
pileplace or lay as if in a pile
pillow, restrest on or as if on a pillow
plant, setput or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
plantplace something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe / observe or deceive
poiseCause to be balanced or suspended
positionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
postposeplace after another constituent in the sentence
preposeplace before another constituent in the sentence
rack upplace in a rack / rack
recessput into a recess
reclineCause to recline
replace, put backput something back where it belongs
reposeTo put something (eg trust) in something
repositionplace into another position
restput something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
seat, sit, sit downshow to a seat / seat / seat
seatPlace or attach firmly in or on a base
seatPlace in or on a seat
setput into a position that will restore a normal state
set downput or settle into a position
set down, put down, place downCause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
settle, settle downSettle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
shelveplace on a shelf
shipplace on board a ship
signplace signs, as along a road
siphonMove a liquid / liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
situate, fix, posit, depositput (something somewhere) firmly
sow, seedplace (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
spaceplace at intervals
stand, stand up, place uprightput into an upright position
stepplace (a ship's mast) in its step
stratifyform, arrange, or deposit in layers
superimpose, superpose, lay overplace on top of
superposeplace (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
tee, tee upplace on a tee
throw, thrustplace or put with great energy
throwTo put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
trenchSet, plant, or bury in a trench
underlayput (something) under or beneath
upendset, turn, or stand on end
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishcolocar, dejar, depositar, poner, posar, posicionar, situar, ubicar
Catalandepositar, posar, posicionar, situar, ubicar
Nounspositionthe act of putting something in a certain place
positioner(computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track

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