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pɔɪzdpoised

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poisedadjective

    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-possessedadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. poisedadjective

    Possessing poise, having self-confidence.

  2. poisedadjective

    Ready, prepared.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poised

    of Poise

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poised in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poised in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of poised in a Sentence

  1. Chris Saxman:

    Virginia Republicans are poised for a massive comeback in legislative races as long as Donald Trump stays off the headlines.

  2. Bode Miller:

    Number one, John McBride was an incredible athlete with an incredible sense of timing and mental ability, john McBride was very poised under pressure in competition. And John McBride could look at a course quite quickly and recall details that were extremely important to going fast.

  3. Edzard Overbeek as chief executive:

    I am very excited to have been chosen to lead this outstanding company at a very special point in time, the HERE location cloud is poised to be at the heart of new kinds of services that will genuinely change people's lives - everything from autonomous cars and smart cities to digitising enterprises.

  4. David Weinberg:

    The process that Secretary of State Kerry has been working very hard to put together was poised for failure before this Gulf spat, it is poised for failure after this Gulf spat.

  5. Ala Stanford:

    If there was anybody poised and ready to do this, it was us.

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