What does poised mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. poised(Adjective)

    Possessing poise, having self-confidence.

  2. poised(Adjective)

    Ready, prepared.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poised

    of Poise

How to pronounce poised?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say poised in sign language?

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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. Mmusi Maimane:

    If we win Gauteng it will be a massive. It will open up a totally new gateway to show voters what we can do for them, south Africa is poised for change.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    There are a number of states - 19, 20 states - that really have had limited impact from it. So I think we will see some states that are, the governors feel that they're ready, we're poised to assist them with that reopening.

  3. Katrina Berger:

    Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses, in addition, they take jobs away from U.S. citizens and legal residents, and they create an atmosphere poised for exploiting an illegal workforce.

  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. Tim Cook:

    Were at an important moment in our history, a time when progress, which has been far too slow, feels suddenly poised to move forward in a great leap. Each of us has a role to play in making sure we rise to the occasion. Things must change and Apple is committed to being a force for that change.

Images & Illustrations of poised

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