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, placenoun

    the particular portion of space occupied by something

    "he put the lamp back in its place"

  2. military position, positionnoun

    a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

  3. position, view, perspectivenoun

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    "consider what follows from the positivist view"

  4. position, posture, attitudenoun

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  5. status, positionnoun

    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, situationnoun

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  7. position, spatial relationnoun

    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. positionnoun

    the appropriate or customary location

    "the cars were in position"

  9. positionnoun

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

    "what position does he play?"

  10. placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacementnoun

    the act of putting something in a certain place

  11. situation, positionnoun

    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, posturenoun

    a rationalized mental attitude

  13. side, positionnoun

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

    "there are two sides to every question"

  14. place, positionnoun

    an item on a list or in a sequence

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

  15. stead, position, place, lieunoun

    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. positionverb

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

  17. positionverb

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

  18. put, set, place, pose, position, layverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. positionnoun

    A place or location.

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

  2. positionnoun

    A post of employment; a job.

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

  3. positionnoun

    A status or rank.

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

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

  4. positionnoun

    An opinion, stand or stance.

    My position on this issue is unchanged.

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

  5. positionnoun

    A posture.

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

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

  6. positionnoun

    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!

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

  7. positionnoun

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

    Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position.

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

  8. positionverb

    To put into place.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Positionnoun

    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. Positionnoun

    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. Positionnoun

    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. Positionnoun

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

  5. Positionnoun

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

  6. Positionverb

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. position

    A specific place or location.

    The position was clearly indicated on the map.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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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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Numerology

  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. Donald Trump:

    President Trump is the first U.S. president to stand up to China for their bad actions on trade over many decades, a position of strength that will resonate with voters concerned about American jobs.

  2. Mark Narron:

    Banks were entering 2020 in a softer position anyway, we don't know the severity and duration of this crisis.

  3. Sandeep Nanduri:

    The government's position is very clear, it doesn't want the plant to run.

  4. Michael Berry:

    I believe some of what the lieutenant has alleged could constitute a military crime – false statements, taking what the chaplain said and twisting or misconstruing it in an attempt to get the chaplain punished, he abused the position he was placed in as a chaplain’s assistant.

  5. Dale Bumpers:

    The The House managers have said shame and embarrassment is no excuse for lying. Well, the question about lying, that's your decision. But I can tell you, you put yourself in President Clinton position, and you've already had this big moral lapse, as to what you would do. We are -- none of us are perfect. Sure, you say, President Clinton should have thought of all that beforehand. And indeed President Clinton should. Just as Adam and Eve should have. Just as you and you and you and you, and millions of other people who have been caught in similar circumstances should have thought of it before. And I say none of us are perfect.

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