English noun: position
|1.||position (location) the particular portion of space occupied by something|
|Samples||He put the lamp back in its place.|
|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|
|2.||position (location) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ground, line|
|Domain category||armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine|
|3.||position (cognition) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.|
|Samples||Consider what follows from the positivist view.|
|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|
|Samples||He assumed an attitude of surrender.|
|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|
|Attribute||erect, unerect, upright, vertical|
|5.||position (state) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society|
|Samples||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.
|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|
|Attribute||dominant, low-class, low-level, lower-class, middle-class, subordinate, upper-class|
|6.||position (act) a job in an organization|
|Samples||He occupied a post in the treasury.|
|Synonyms||berth, 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|
|Samples||The position of the hands on the clock.|
He specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage.
|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|
|Attribute||anterior, exterior, external, inner, interior, internal, outer, posterior|
|8.||position (location) the appropriate or customary location|
|Samples||The cars were in position.|
|9.||position (act) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player|
|Samples||What position does he play?.|
|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 category||athletics, sport|
|10.||position (act) the act of putting something in a certain place|
|Synonyms||emplacement, locating, location, placement, positioning|
|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|
|Samples||The unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils.|
Found herself in a very fortunate situation.
|Broader (hypernym)||condition, status|
|Narrower (hyponym)||place, poverty trap, shoes, soup, stymie, stymy|
|12.||position (cognition) a rationalized mental attitude|
|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|
|Samples||There are two sides to every question.|
|Broader (hypernym)||opinion, view|
|14.||position (communication) an item on a list or in a sequence|
|Samples||In the second place.|
Moved from third to fifth position.
|Broader (hypernym)||item, point|
|Narrower (hyponym)||postposition, preposition|
|15.||position (act) the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another|
|Samples||Can you go in my stead?.|
Took his place.
In lieu of.
|Synonyms||lieu, place, stead|
|Broader (hypernym)||function, office, part, role|
|16.||position (act) the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom|
English verb: position
|1.||position (motion) cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||Put your things here.|
Set the tray down.
Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children.
Place emphasis on a certain point.
|Examples||They position the bags on the table|
|Synonyms||lay, place, pose, put, set|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|