Dictionary Results for poise

1. poise - noun

· a 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

Hypernym(s): unit_of_viscosity

2. poise - noun

· a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

Hypernym(s): equilibrium

3. poise - noun

· great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"

Synonym(s): aplomb, assuredness, cool, sang-froid

Hypernym(s): composure, calm, calmness, equanimity

4. poise - verb

· be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"

Hypernym(s): hover

5. poise - verb

· prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Synonym(s): brace

Hypernym(s): fix, prepare, set_up, ready, gear_up, set

6. poise - verb

· cause to be balanced or suspended

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

7. poise - verb

· hold or carry in equilibrium

Synonym(s): balance

Hypernym(s): hold, carry, bear

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