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Definitions of position

  1.   a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; " consider what follows from the positivist view"
  2.   a rationalized mental attitude
  3.   cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
  4.   ( in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; " what position does he play?"
  5.   position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; " he assumed an attitude of surrender"
  6.   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.
  7.   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.
  8.   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"
  9.   the act of putting something in a certain place or location
  10.   an item on a list or in a sequence; " in the second place"; " moved from third to fifth position"
  11.   the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object; " he put the lamp back in its place"
  12.   Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.
  13.   a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  14.   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"
  15.   Situation; place; attitude; state of affairs; principle laid down.
  16.   the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
  17.   Place, situation: attitude: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument, or a dispute: principle laid down: place in society.
  18.   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.
  19.   the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; " can you go in my stead?"; " took his place"; " in lieu of"
  20.   the appropriate or customary location; " the cars were in position"
  21.   a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
  22.   State of being placed; situation; attitude; standing; principle laid down; state or condition.
  23.   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.
  24.   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"
  25.   an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; " there are two sides to every question"
  26.   A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.
  27.   The manner or place in which a thing is set or stationed.
  28.   To indicate the position of; to place.
  29.   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"
  30.   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.
  31.   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.
  32.   Disposition of the parts of the body; attitude; posture.
  33.   Place in society, government, etc.; office; rank.

Antonyms for position

namelessness, silence, obscurity, unemployment, nowheresville, avocation, anonymity, take out, withdraw, facelessness, joblessness, nowhere.

Quotes of position

  1. I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do. – Stuart Appleby
  2. To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious. – Hannah Arendt
  3. Beauty is about perception, not about make -up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make -up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction. – Kevyn Aucoin
  4. A formally recognized equality does, however, accord the smaller nations a position which they should be able to use increasingly in the interest of humanity as a whole and in the service of the ideal. – Hjalmar Branting
  5. We have to make some radical move to get the attention of everyone. Cheaters can't win and steroids has put us in the position that it's OK to cheat. – Lou Brock
  6. We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season. – Lamar Hunt
  7. We would be in a nasty position indeed if empirical science were the only kind of science possible. – Edmund Husserl
  8. Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position It's one of the perks. – Michael Hutchence
  9. A lot of them are afraid to sit down and break their position You should be able to make it so natural that you can just get out, and sit down and walk away from it, and there's nothing wrong with that. – Nancy L. Johnson
  10. Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. – Karl Marx
  11. I do not believe that the government is in any position to say exactly how every single business and every single activity shall reach those performances. – Dixie Lee Ray
  12. In the summertime, we do a lot of video work. With that, I can show them if their head is moving too far or if the ball position or alignment isn't right. – Mike Ricci
  13. The abuse of detainees in U. S. custody has severely undermined our Nation's position in the world. – Diane Watson
  14. I'm always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position Sometimes you don't see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme. – Irvine Welsh

Usage examples for position

  1. “ He's in a position to gather news easily." ” – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  2. “ I always think it's a great mistake to take people like that out of their position – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  3. Captain Ross could explain this position to himself, perfectly. ” – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  4. “ That's the position Mr Tutor. ” – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  5. But he wasn't in a position it appeared. ” – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  6. After all, position is position and one must do all one can to keep it up. ” – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  7. You should have waited, lad, waited till our position was safe, before you started this fight. ” – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  8. Look here, lad, we may as well look the position in the face. ” – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  9. What is your present position with regard to her? ” – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  10. Left end is Turner's position though." ” – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  11. If there was a girl in the case, her position must have been unpleasant enough, if she was not actually heart- broken. ” – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  12. “ What's the matter with her position – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  13. Your position is not all that it might be- not exactly! ” – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  14. See what a position it is for me! ” – Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
  15. The advice is right for those who are in a position to accept it. ” – Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  16. “ Mr. Bellamie understood the position exactly. ” – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  17. Will you accept the position – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  18. You can just imagine what an awful position it was for me! ” – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  19. This, then, is our position – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  20. Position I have none to offer. ” – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle

Idioms for position