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 ?
John laughed, and watched her for a minute, as she poised a pretty little preparation of lace and flowers on her hand, and regarded it with the genuine interest which his harangue had failed to waken.
More than once the trail fairly hung on the edge of some almost bottomless gorge, and again it wound its way between great walls of rock, so poised that they appeared about to topple over and crush the travelers.
Now, while Macey, the mate, was standing up in his boat's bow, and with all the reckless energy of his tribe was venting his wild exclamations upon the whale, and essaying to get a fair chance for his poised lance, lo
Miss Ophelia looked perfectly bewildered; the more so, as Rosa, at that instant, came into the room, with a basket of newly-ironed linen poised on her head, and the coral ear-drops shaking in her ears!
If you would only live with me in some little house when we get older," mused Emma Jane, as with her darning needle poised in air she regarded the opposite wall dreamily, "I would do the housework and cooking, and copy all your poems and stories, and take them to the post-office, and you needn't do anything but write.
she demanded, tying an apron over her neat black frock, and standing with a spoonful of the leaf poised over the pot.
Murdstone binding something round the bottom of a cane - a lithe and limber cane, which he left off binding when I came in, and poised and switched in the air.
To and fro he moves in front of Umslopogaas, his spear poised to strike.
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.
The porter, who was greatly pleased by her appearance and voice, jumped up at once, poised his basket on his head, and accompanied the lady, saying to himself as he went, "Oh, happy day
He has embodied them as two flying figures, poised above the electric wires, and with the following inscription underneath: "By the wondrous agency of electricity, speech dashes through space and swift as lightning bears tidings of good and evil.
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.