HyperDic: situation

English > 5 senses of the word situation:
NOUNstatesituation, state of affairsthe general state of things
statesituation, positiona condition or position in which you find yourself
statesituationa complex or critical or unusual difficulty
locationsituation, sitephysical position in relation to the surroundings
actsituation, position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, placea job in an organization
situation > pronunciation
Soundssih.chuwey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > situation: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time.
Examples
  • "the present international situation is dangerous"
  • "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
Synonymstate of affairs
Narrowerabsurd, the absurdA situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
acceptanceThe state of being acceptable and accepted
ballgame, new ballgameA particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
challengeA demanding or stimulating situation
childlessnessThe condition of being without offspring
complicationA situation or condition that is complex or confused / confused
crowdingA situation in which people or things are crowded together
disequilibriumLoss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable / unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
elementThe situation in which you are happiest and most effective
environmentThe totality of surrounding conditions
equilibriumA stable situation in which forces cancel one another
exclusionThe state of being excluded
goldfish bowl, fish bowl, fishbowlA state of affairs in which you have no privacy
hotbedA situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad / bad)
inclusionThe state of being included
intestacyThe situation of being or dying without a legally valid will
picture, sceneA situation treated as an observable object
prison, prison houseA prisonlike situation
rejectionThe state of being rejected
size, size of itThe actual state of affairs
square oneThe situation in which you begin an endeavor / endeavor and to which you return if your efforts fail
status quoThe existing state of affairs
thingA special situation
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishestado, situación
Catalansituació
English > situation: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA condition or position in which you find yourself.
Examples
  • "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"
  • "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
Synonymposition
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 > situation: 5 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA complex or critical or unusual difficulty.
Examples
  • "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"
  • "that's quite a situation"
  • "no human situation is simple"
NarrowerMexican standoffA situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winner
conflict of interestA situation in which a public official's decisions are influenced by the official's personal interests
crisisAn unstable / unstable situation of extreme / extreme danger or difficulty
crunchA critical situation that arises because of a shortage / shortage (as a shortage / shortage of time or money or resources)
deadlock, dead end, impasse, stalemate, standstillA situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
hornet's nest, hornets' nestA highly contentious or hazardous situation
hot potatoA difficult situation
how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-doAn awkward situation
imbroglio, embroilmentAn intricate and confusing / confusing interpersonal or political situation
nightmare, incubusA situation resembling a terrifying dream
no-win situationA situation in which a favorable outcome is impossible
pass, strait, straitsA bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
purgatoryA temporary condition of torment / torment or suffering / suffering / suffering
quicksandA treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy
swampA situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
time bomb, ticking bombA problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed
tinderboxA dangerous state of affairs
urgencyAn urgent situation calling for prompt action
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
English > situation: 5 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningPhysical position in relation to the surroundings.
Synonymsite
Narroweractive siteThe part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
antigenic determinant, determinant, epitopeThe site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
close quartersA situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
locusThe specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infectionThe specific site in the body where an infection originates
restriction siteThe specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Spanishsituación
Verbssituatedetermine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
English > situation: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA job in an organization.
Synonymsposition, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place
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

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