Definitions for position

Definitions for (noun) position

Main entry: position

Definition: the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Main entry: berth, billet, spot, situation, position, post, place, office

Definition: a job in an organization

Usage: he occupied a post in the treasury

Main entry: position, place, stead, lieu

Definition: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

Usage: can you go in my stead?; took his place; in lieu of

Main entry: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?

Main entry: position, positioning, placement, locating, location, emplacement

Definition: the act of putting something in a certain place

Main entry: position, spatial relation

Definition: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

Usage: the position of the hands on the clock; he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

Main entry: position, posture, attitude

Definition: the arrangement of the body and its limbs

Usage: he assumed an attitude of surrender

Main entry: stance, position, posture

Definition: a rationalized mental attitude

Main entry: position, perspective, view

Definition: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

Usage: consider what follows from the positivist view

Main entry: position, place

Definition: an item on a list or in a sequence

Usage: in the second place; moved from third to fifth position

Main entry: side, position

Definition: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

Usage: there are two sides to every question

Main entry: position, place

Definition: the particular portion of space occupied by something

Usage: he put the lamp back in its place

Main entry: position

Definition: the appropriate or customary location

Usage: the cars were in position

Main entry: position, military position

Definition: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Main entry: situation, position

Definition: a condition or position in which you find yourself

Usage: the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils; found herself in a very fortunate situation

Main entry: status, position

Definition: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

Usage: he had the status of a minor; the novel attained the status of a classic; atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Definitions for (verb) position

Main entry: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point

Main entry: position

Definition: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

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