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Definitions of position

  1. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; "he put the lamp back in its place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To indicate the position of; to place. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Disposition of the parts of the body; attitude; posture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Place in society, government, etc.; office; rank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.

Usage examples for position

  1. Captain Ross could explain this position to himself, perfectly. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  2. Look here, lad, we may as well look the position in the face. – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
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