Definition of Position
1. Noun. The particular portion of space occupied by something. "He put the lamp back in its place"
Specialized synonyms: Wing, Half-mast, Half-staff, Lead, Pole Position, Polls, Pride Of Place, Anomaly, Site, Situation, Setting, Juxtaposition, Lie, Post, Station, Pitch, Landmark, Right, Left, Back, Rear, Front, Stand, Station, Vantage
Generic synonyms: Point
Attributes: Right, Left
Derivative terms: Place
2. Verb. Cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation.
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Positioner, Positioning
3. Noun. A point occupied by troops for tactical reasons.
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Ground, Line
Generic synonyms: Point
4. Verb. Put into a certain place or abstract location. "They position the bags on the table"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Specialized synonyms: Enclose, Inclose, Insert, Introduce, Put In, Stick In, Docket, Cock, Postpose, Prepose, Step, Put Back, Replace, Stratify, Plant, Intersperse, Nestle, Snuggle, Pile, Arrange, Set Up, Lay Over, Superimpose, Superpose, Superpose, Park, Ensconce, Settle, Dispose, Emplace, Emplace, Ship, Underlay, Trench, Pigeonhole, Shelve, Jar, Repose, Sign, Middle, Parallelize, Butt, Recess, Reposition, Throw, Thrust, Tee, Tee Up, Rack Up, Coffin, Bed, Appose, Place Down, Put Down, Set Down, Seed, Sow, Misplace, Juxtapose, Set Down, Bottle, Bucket, Barrel, Ground, Pillow, Rest, Lose, Mislay, Misplace, Upend, Seat, Sit, Sit Down, Seat, Lay, Put Down, Repose, Place Upright, Stand, Stand Up, Recline, Plant, Set, Instal, Install, Put In, Set Up, Deposit, Fix, Posit, Situate, Ladle, Poise, Lean, Clap, Rest, Perch, Load, Cram, Set, Siphon, Seat, Glycerolise, Glycerolize, Space, Marshal, Settle, Settle Down, Throw, Imbricate
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Also: Lay Out, Put Across, Put Away, Put Back, Put Back, Put Down, Put Down, Put Off, Put On, Put Over, Put Together, Put Up, Set Back, Set Down, Set Down, Set Out, Set Up, Set Up, Set Up, Set Up, Set Up
Derivative terms: Place, Place, Place, Placement, Positioner, Set, Setting
5. Noun. A way of regarding situations or topics etc.. "Consider what follows from the positivist view"
Generic synonyms: Orientation
Specialized synonyms: Bird's Eye View, Panoramic View, Futurism, Cutting Edge, Forefront, Vanguard, Paradigm, Light, Sight, Weltanschauung, World View, Straddle
Derivative terms: View, View
6. Noun. The arrangement of the body and its limbs. "He assumed an attitude of surrender"
Specialized synonyms: Order Arms, Ballet Position, Decubitus, Eversion, Lithotomy Position, Lotus Position, Missionary Position, Pose, Presentation, Ectopia, Asana, Guard, Sprawl, Sprawling, Stance, Tuck
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Attributes: Erect, Upright, Vertical, Unerect
Derivative terms: Attitudinise, Postural, Posture
7. Noun. The relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society. "Atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Face, Election, Equality, Equation, Equivalence, Par, Rank, Social Rank, Social Station, Social Status, Standing, High Status, High Ground, High Profile, Holy Order, Order, Low Status, Lowliness, Lowness, Legal Status, Bar Sinister, Bastardy, Illegitimacy, Left-handedness, Command, Nationality, Footing, Terms, Retirement, Rank, Caste, Dignity, Nobility, Noblesse, Ordination, Pedestal, Leadership, Slot, Toehold
Attributes: Low-class, Lower-class, Middle-class, Upper-class, Dominant, Low-level, Subordinate
8. Noun. A job in an organization. "He occupied a post in the treasury"
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Academicianship, Accountantship, Admiralty, Ambassadorship, Apostleship, Apprenticeship, Associateship, Attorneyship, Bailiffship, Baronetage, Bishopry, Episcopate, Cadetship, Caliphate, Captaincy, Captainship, Cardinalship, 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, Fatherhood, Fatherhood, 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, Chair, Professorship, Protectorship, Public Office, Rabbinate, Receivership, Rectorate, Rectorship, Regency, Residency, Rulership, Sainthood, Secretaryship, Feudal Lordship, Seigneury, Seigniory, Senatorship, Sinecure, Solicitorship, Speakership, Stewardship, Studentship, Teachership, Thaneship, Throne, Treasurership, Tribuneship, Trusteeship, Vice-presidency, Viceroyship, Viziership, Wardenship, Wardership, Womanhood
Derivative terms: Officiate, Place, Place, Place, Post
9. Noun. The spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated. "He specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
Generic synonyms: Relation
Specialized synonyms: Occlusion, Inclination, Lean, Leaning, List, Tilt, Gradient, Slope, Arrangement, Placement, Point Of View, Coincidence, Dead Center, Dead Centre, Centrality, Marginality, Anteriority, Posteriority, Externality, Outwardness, Inwardness, Malposition, Misplacement, Northernness, Southernness, Horizontality, Erectness, Uprightness, Verticality, Verticalness, Slot, Elbow Room, Room, Way, Direction, Angular Position
Attributes: Anterior, Posterior, External, Internal, Outer, Inner, Exterior, Interior
10. Noun. The appropriate or customary location. "The cars were in position"
11. Noun. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player. "What position does he play?"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Role
12. Noun. The act of putting something in a certain place.
Generic synonyms: Activity
Specialized synonyms: Stratification, Apposition, Collocation, Juxtaposition, Interposition, Intervention, Orientation, Planting, Implantation, Repositioning, Set, Superposition, Fingering, Superposition
Derivative terms: Emplace, Locate, Locate, Posit
13. Noun. A condition or position in which you find yourself. "Found herself in a very fortunate situation"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Place, Shoes, Poverty Trap, Soup, Stymie, Stymy
14. Noun. A rationalized mental attitude.
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Specialized synonyms: Hard Line, Point Of View, Stand, Standpoint, Viewpoint
Derivative terms: Stand
15. Noun. An opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute. "There are two sides to every question"
16. Noun. An item on a list or in a sequence. "Moved from third to fifth position"
Generic synonyms: Item, Point
Specialized synonyms: Postposition, Preposition
Derivative terms: Place, Place, Place
17. Noun. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another. "In lieu of"
Generic synonyms: Function, Office, Part, Role
Specialized synonyms: Behalf
18. Noun. The act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom.
Definition of Position
1. n. 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.
2. v. t. To indicate the position of; to place.
Definition of Position
1. Noun. A place or location. ¹
2. Noun. A post of employment; a job. ¹
3. Noun. A status or rank. ¹
4. Noun. An opinion, stand(,) or stance. ¹
5. Noun. A posture. ¹
6. Noun. (context: team sports) A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player. ¹
7. Noun. (finance) An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm(,) or institution. ¹
8. Verb. To put into place. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Position
1. to put in a particular location [v -ED, -ING, -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Position
Literary usage of Position
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Annual Report by United States Civil Service Commission (1898)
"Transfer shall not be made from an excepted position to a position ... linn, with ex- the time said position is classified under the civil-service act, ..."
2. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (1909)
"Let us know at once if you want the position, as it is going to be difficult to fill ... "It is a new position. They never have had anything like it before. ..."
3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The sound will always be localized somewhere in the median plane, but its exact position in this plane cannot be recognized. If, on the other hand, ..."
4. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"At the times of meridian transit a Greenwich the position of Saturn with reference to Mar near the conjunction of those bodies at the beginning о the ..."
5. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1908)
"be transferred to a similar office or position in another office, department or institution, but no transfer shall be made from an office or position in one ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"He occupied the position twelve years previous to 1896, when he declined ... EB MATTHEWS has been advanced to the position of associate professor of ..."