Definitions for poisedpɔɪzd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. composed, dignified, and self-assured.

  2. being in balance or equilibrium.

  3. hovering or suspended in or as if in midair:

    a bird poised in flight.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poised(adj)

    marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

    "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer"

  2. collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed(adj)

    in full control of your faculties

    "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"


  1. poised(Adjective)

    Possessing poise, having self-confidence.

  2. poised(Adjective)

    Ready, prepared.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poised

    of Poise

Translations for poised

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


staying in a state of balance and stillness

The car was poised on the edge of the cliff.

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