What does position mean?

Definitions for position
pəˈzɪʃ ənpo·si·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word position.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, place(noun)

    the particular portion of space occupied by something

    "he put the lamp back in its place"

  2. military position, position(noun)

    a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

  3. position, view, perspective(noun)

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    "consider what follows from the positivist view"

  4. position, posture, attitude(noun)

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  5. status, position(noun)

    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

    "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"

  6. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  7. position, spatial relation(noun)

    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

    "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

  8. position(noun)

    the appropriate or customary location

    "the cars were in position"

  9. position(noun)

    (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

    "what position does he play?"

  10. placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement(noun)

    the act of putting something in a certain place

  11. situation, position(noun)

    a condition or position in which you find yourself

    "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

  12. position, stance, posture(noun)

    a rationalized mental attitude

  13. side, position(noun)

    an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

    "there are two sides to every question"

  14. place, position(noun)

    an item on a list or in a sequence

    "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"

  15. stead, position, place, lieu(noun)

    the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

    "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

  16. position(verb)

    the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

  17. position(verb)

    cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

  18. put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)

    put into a certain place or abstract location

    "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"


  1. position(Noun)

    A place or location.

  2. position(Noun)

    A post of employment; a job.

  3. position(Noun)

    A status or rank.

    Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.

  4. position(Noun)

    An opinion, stand or stance.

    My position on this issue is unchanged.

  5. position(Noun)

    A posture.

    Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.

  6. position(Noun)

    A place on the playing field, together with a set of duties, assigned to a player.

    Stop running all over the field and play your position!

  7. position(Noun)

    An amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm or institution.

    Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position.

  8. position(Verb)

    To put into place.

  9. Origin: From position, from positio, from ponere, past participle positus; see ponent. Compare apposition, composition, deposition; see pose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Position(noun)

    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. Position(noun)

    the spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position

  3. Position(noun)

    hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position

  4. Position(noun)

    relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position

  5. Position(noun)

    a method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error

  6. Position(verb)

    to indicate the position of; to place

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Position

    po-zish′un, n. place, situation: attitude: a place taken or to be taken by troops: state of affairs: the ground taken in argument or in a dispute: principle laid down: place in society: method of finding the value of an unknown quantity by assuming one or more values (single, when one is assumed; double, when two).—v.t. Posit (poz′it), to place in right position or relation: to lay down as something true or granted.—adj. Posi′tional.—Strategic position, a position taken up by troops to check the movements of an enemy. [Fr.,—L.—ponĕre, positum, to place.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. position

    Ground (or water) occupied, or that may be advantageously occupied, in fighting order.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'position' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #395

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'position' in Written Corpus Frequency: #651

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'position' in Nouns Frequency: #107

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'position' in Verbs Frequency: #956

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of position in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of position in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of position in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Novak:

    We have a common position.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    And then leaving that position.

  3. Roxi Fyad:

    He violated his position of trust.

  4. Reed Hastings:

    I think our position is excellent.

  5. David Sievers:

    Our position is 100 % clean energy.

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