poised


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poised

 (poizd)
adj.
1. Assured; composed.
2. Held balanced or steady in readiness: stood poised for the jump.

poised

(pɔɪzd)
adj
1. self-possessed; dignified; exhibiting composure
2. balanced and prepared for action: a skier poised at the top of the slope.

poised

(pɔɪzd)

adj.
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.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poised - marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer"
balanced - being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"
2.poised - 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"
composed - serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"

poised

adjective
1. ready, waiting, prepared, standing by, on the brink, in the wings, all set US forces are poised for a massive air, land and sea assault.
Translations
مُتوازِنمُسْتَعِد بتَوَتُّر
nehybně visícípřichystaný kvyvážený
i ligevægtklar til handling
egyensúlyi helyzetbenugrásra kész
grafkyrrí viîbragîsstöîu
nehybne visiaciprichystaný na
dengedeharekete geçmeye hazır

poised

[pɔɪzd] ADJ (= self-possessed) → sereno, ecuánime

poised

[ˈpɔɪzd] adj
[hand, finger] → en l'air
(= all set) → prêt(e) à faire qch
to be poised for sth → se tenir prêt(e) pour qch
(= calm and self-confident) → posé(e)

poised

adj
(= suspended) handerhoben; objectbereit; a waitress approached us, pencil and pad poiseddie Bedienung näherte sich uns, Stift und Block bereithaltend
(= ready)bereit; to be poised to do somethingbereit sein, etw zu tun; to be poised for somethingfür etw bereit sein; the enemy are poised to attackder Feind steht angriffsbereit; he was poised to become championer war auf dem besten Weg, die Meisterschaft zu gewinnen; they sat in the hall, poised for departuresie saßen abfahrtbereit in der Halle; to be poised between peace and waram Rande des Krieges stehen; to be poised on the brink of somethingdicht vor etw (dat)or am Rande von etw stehen; a bright young man poised on the brink of successein intelligenter junger Mann an der Schwelle zum Erfolg
(= self-possessed)gelassen, selbstsicher; she was poised and diplomatic on the telephoneam Telefon war sie selbstsicher und diplomatisch

poised

[pɔɪzd] adj
a. (suspended) → sospeso/a
her pen was poised over the paper → teneva la penna sospesa sul foglio
poised on the brink of success/disaster → sull'orlo del successo/della rovina
b. (ready) to be poised for sth/to do sthessere pronto/a per/a fare qc
they are poised to attack or for the attack → sono or si tengono pronti ad attaccare
c. (self-possessed) → posato/a

poise

(poiz) verb
to balance. He poised himself on the diving-board.
noun
1. balance and control in bodily movement. Good poise is important for a dancer.
2. dignity and self-confidence. He lost his poise for a moment.
poised adjective
1. staying in a state of balance and stillness. The car was poised on the edge of the cliff.
2. having the body in a state of tension and readiness to act. The animal was poised ready to leap.
References in classic literature ?
With its faint, grey streaks came the savages of Bekwando, crawling up in a semicircle through the long, rough grass, then suddenly, at a signal, bounding upright with spears poised in their hands - an ugly sight in the dim dawn for men chilled with the moist, damp air and only half-awake.
On the central stalk stood poised the figure of a girl so exquisitely formed and colored and so lovely in the expression of her delicate features that Dorothy thought she had never seen so sweet and adorable a creature in all her life.
In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three Horatii pirouetting on one sufficient steed.
The thick tresses of gold with which Vulcan had crested the helmet floated round it, and as the evening star that shines brighter than all others through the stillness of night, even such was the gleam of the spear which Achilles poised in his right hand, fraught with the death of noble Hector.
As she faced them, shy as a frightened fawn, poised upon one foot as if to fly the next instant, Dorothy was astonished to see tears flowing from her violet eyes and trickling down her lovely rose-hued cheeks.
The child released its hold on the mother's hand, and floating slowly upward, remained poised in midair--a softly glowing presence shining out of the dark background of the trees.
Now stand the scales poised and at rest: three heavy questions have I thrown in; three heavy answers carrieth the other scale.
The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,--a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter.
This magnet is sustained by a very strong axle of adamant passing through its middle, upon which it plays, and is poised so exactly that the weakest hand can turn it.
With trenchant swords upraised and poised on high, it seemed as though the two valiant and wrathful combatants stood threatening heaven, and earth, and hell, with such resolution and determination did they bear themselves.