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English noun: position

1. position (location) the particular portion of space occupied by something


SamplesHe put the lamp back in its place.


Synonymsplace


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)anomaly, back, front, half-mast, half-staff, juxtaposition, landmark, lead, left, lie, pitch, pole position, polls, post, pride of place, rear, right, setting, site, situation, stand, station, station, vantage, wing


Attributeleft, right

2. position (location) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons


Synonymsmilitary position


Broader (hypernym)point


Narrower (hyponym)ground, line


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. position (cognition) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.


SamplesConsider what follows from the positivist view.


Synonymsperspective, view


Broader (hypernym)orientation


Narrower (hyponym)bird's eye view, cutting edge, forefront, futurism, light, panoramic view, paradigm, sight, straddle, vanguard, Weltanschauung, world view

4. position (attribute) the arrangement of the body and its limbs


SamplesHe assumed an attitude of surrender.


Synonymsattitude, posture


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)asana, ballet position, decubitus, ectopia, eversion, guard, lithotomy position, lotus position, missionary position, order arms, pose, presentation, sprawl, sprawling, stance, tuck


Attributeerect, unerect, upright, vertical

5. position (state) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society


SamplesHe had the status of a minor.
The novel attained the status of a classic.
Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life.


Synonymsstatus


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)bar sinister, bastardy, caste, command, dignity, election, equality, equation, equivalence, face, footing, high ground, high profile, high status, Holy Order, illegitimacy, leadership, left-handedness, legal status, low status, lowliness, lowness, nationality, nobility, noblesse, Order, ordination, par, pedestal, rank, rank, retirement, slot, social rank, social station, social status, standing, terms, toehold


Attributedominant, low-class, low-level, lower-class, middle-class, subordinate, upper-class

6. position (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, billet, office, place, post, situation, spot


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

7. position (attribute) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated


SamplesThe position of the hands on the clock.
He specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage.


Synonymsspatial relation


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)angular position, anteriority, arrangement, centrality, coincidence, dead center, dead centre, direction, elbow room, erectness, externality, gradient, horizontality, inclination, inwardness, lean, leaning, list, malposition, marginality, misplacement, northernness, occlusion, outwardness, placement, point of view, posteriority, room, slope, slot, southernness, tilt, uprightness, verticality, verticalness, way


Attributeanterior, exterior, external, inner, interior, internal, outer, posterior

8. position (location) the appropriate or customary location


SamplesThe cars were in position.


Broader (hypernym)point

9. position (act) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player


SamplesWhat position does he play?.


Broader (hypernym)role


Narrower (hyponym)back, catcher, center, center, center field, centerfield, cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot, first, first base, forward, goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, guard, left field, leftfield, lineman, mid-off, mid-on, mound, netkeeper, pitcher, right field, rightfield, second, second base, short, shortstop, third, third base


Domain categoryathletics, sport

10. position (act) the act of putting something in a certain place


Synonymsemplacement, locating, location, placement, positioning


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)apposition, collocation, fingering, implantation, interposition, intervention, juxtaposition, orientation, planting, repositioning, set, stratification, superposition, superposition

11. position (state) a condition or position in which you find yourself


SamplesThe unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils.
Found herself in a very fortunate situation.


Synonymssituation


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)place, poverty trap, shoes, soup, stymie, stymy

12. position (cognition) a rationalized mental attitude


Synonymsposture, stance


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude


Narrower (hyponym)hard line, point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

13. position (communication) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute


SamplesThere are two sides to every question.


Synonymsside


Broader (hypernym)opinion, view

14. position (communication) an item on a list or in a sequence


SamplesIn the second place.
Moved from third to fifth position.


Synonymsplace


Broader (hypernym)item, point


Narrower (hyponym)postposition, preposition

15. position (act) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another


SamplesCan you go in my stead?.
Took his place.
In lieu of.


Synonymslieu, place, stead


Broader (hypernym)function, office, part, role


Narrower (hyponym)behalf

16. position (act) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom


Broader (hypernym)assumption


English verb: position

1. position (motion) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)aim, deploy, direct, dress, line up, orient, square, take, take aim, train

2. position (contact) put into a certain place or abstract location


SamplesPut your things here.
Set the tray down.
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Place emphasis on a certain point.


ExamplesThey position the bags on the table


Synonymslay, place, pose, put, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)appose, arrange, barrel, bed, bottle, bucket, butt, clap, cock, coffin, cram, deposit, dispose, docket, emplace, emplace, enclose, ensconce, fix, glycerolise, glycerolize, ground, imbricate, inclose, insert, instal, install, intersperse, introduce, jar, juxtapose, ladle, lay, lay over, lean, load, lose, marshal, middle, mislay, misplace, misplace, nestle, parallelize, park, perch, pigeonhole, pile, pillow, place down, place upright, plant, plant, poise, posit, position, postpose, prepose, put back, put down, put down, put in, put in, rack up, recess, recline, replace, repose, repose, reposition, rest, rest, seat, seat, seat, seed, set, set, set down, set down, set up, set up, settle, settle, settle down, shelve, ship, sign, siphon, sit, sit down, situate, snuggle, sow, space, stand, stand up, step, stick in, stratify, superimpose, superpose, superpose, tee, tee up, throw, throw, thrust, trench, underlay, upend









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