Definitions of position

  1. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of putting something in a certain place or location Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a rationalized mental attitude Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inclined, or an upright position. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To indicate the position of; to place. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The state of being set or placed; situation; as, the position of a house; office or employment; as, to lose one's position; posture; as, a graceful position; attitude toward any subject; as, to define one's position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. 1. Attitude, posture; see Bozeman, Edebohls, Elliot-Fowler, Pean, Rose, Simon, Sims, Trendelenburg, Walcher. 2. The place occupied 3. Specifically, in obstetrics, the relation of the presenting part of the fetus to the maternal structures; see cuts under presentation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  27. Place, situation: attitude: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument, or a dispute: principle laid down: place in society. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Situation; place; attitude; state of affairs; principle laid down. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. The manner or place in which a thing is set or stationed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Disposition of the parts of the body; attitude; posture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Place in society, government, etc.; office; rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. State of being placed; situation; attitude; standing; principle laid down; state or condition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. The state of being placed or set; situation; place; attitude or posture, as of a model or object to be copied; a principle advanced or laid down; state of affairs; condition; state; a rule in arithmetic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. The exposure of any investor who trades in securities or commodities, which is stated as the amount of items that he/ she owes. thelawdictionary.org
  35. po-zish'un, n. place, situation: attitude: a place taken or to be taken by troops: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument or in a dispute: principle laid down: place in society: method of finding the value of an unknown quantity by assuming one or more values (single, when one is assumed; double, when two).--v.t. POSIT (poz'it), to place in right position or relation: to lay down as something true or granted.--adj. POSI'TIONAL.--STRATEGIC POSITION, a position taken up by troops to check the movements of an enemy. [Fr.,--L.--pon[)e]re, positum, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Proposition, laying down of this; bodily posture; eastward p. (of priest at eucharist standing in front of altar& facing east); mental attitude, way of looking at question; place occupied by a thing; in, out of, p. (proper place); situation of vowel in syllable, esp. (Greek& L Pros.) of short vowel before two consonants, making the vowel metrically long; (fig.) situation in relation to other persons or things, as difficult for a person in my p.; rank, status; official employment; (v.t.) place in p., determine p. of. Hence positional a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. (Mil.) place where troops are posted for strategical purposes (the p. was stormed; select a strong p.); in a p. to do, state, &c., enabled by circumstances or resources or information to. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. Attitude or posture of a patient. American pocket medical dictionary.
  39. Syn.:situation, posture, attitude . Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. The place occupied by a thing or in which it is put; situation, site, station. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  41. A rule for solving certain arithmetical questions in which an assumed number (or numbers) is used instead of the unknown x of algebra. The Angle of P. is the angle made with a fixed line by the line joining two neighbouring stars. The angle of P. in the case of double stars and the like is measured by a P. micrometer. (For Geometry of P., vide Geometry.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. n. [Latin] The manner in which any thing is placed ; - situation ; condition ; - the spot where a person or thing is placed; station;-hence, tbe ground which any one takes in an argument, &c.;- a proposition to be defended or reasoned out ; thesis ;-relative place or standing in society ; social;-a method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions. Cabinet Dictionary

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