Dictionary Results for position


1. position - noun

· the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"

Synonym(s): place

Hypernym(s): point




2. position - noun

· a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Synonym(s): military_position

Hypernym(s): point




3. position - noun

· a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"

Synonym(s): view, perspective

Hypernym(s): orientation




4. position - noun

· the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Synonym(s): posture, attitude

Hypernym(s): bodily_property




5. position - noun

· the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "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"

Synonym(s): status

Hypernym(s): state




6. position - noun

· a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

Synonym(s): post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation

Hypernym(s): occupation, business, job, line_of_work, line




7. position - noun

· the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

Synonym(s): spatial_relation

Hypernym(s): relation




8. position - noun

· the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"

Hypernym(s): point




9. position - noun

· (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"

Hypernym(s): role




10. position - noun

· the act of putting something in a certain place

Synonym(s): placement, location, locating, positioning, emplacement

Hypernym(s): activity




11. position - noun

· a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

Synonym(s): situation

Hypernym(s): condition, status




12. position - noun

· a rationalized mental attitude

Synonym(s): stance, posture

Hypernym(s): attitude, mental_attitude




13. position - noun

· an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"

Synonym(s): side

Hypernym(s): opinion, view




14. position - noun

· an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"

Synonym(s): place

Hypernym(s): item, point




15. position - noun

· the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

Synonym(s): stead, place, lieu

Hypernym(s): function, office, part, role




16. position - noun

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

Hypernym(s): assumption




17. position - verb

· cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




18. position - verb

· put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Synonym(s): put, set, place, pose, lay

Hypernym(s): move, displace





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