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po·si·tion

 (pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A place or location.
2.
a. The right or appropriate place: The bands are in position for the parade's start.
b. A strategic area occupied by members of a force: The troops took up positions along the river.
3.
a. The way in which something is placed: the position of the clock's hands.
b. The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position.
c. In ballet, any of the five arrangements of the arms and feet in which the legs are turned out from the pelvis.
4. An advantageous place or location: jockeys maneuvering for position.
5. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances: in a position to bargain.
6. A point of view or attitude on a certain question: the mayor's position on taxes.
7. Social standing or status; rank.
8. A post of employment; a job.
9.
a. Sports The area for which a particular player is responsible.
b. The arrangement of the pieces or cards at any particular time in a game such as chess, checkers, or bridge.
10.
a. The act or process of positing.
b. A principle or proposition posited.
11.
a. A commitment to buy or sell a given amount of securities or commodities.
b. The amount of securities or commodities held by a person, firm, or institution.
c. The ownership status of a person's or institution's investments.
tr.v. po·si·tioned, po·si·tion·ing, po·si·tions
1. To put in place or position.
2. To determine the position of; locate.

[Middle English posicioun, from Old French posicion, from Latin positiō, positiōn-, from positus, past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

po·si′tion·al adj.
po·si′tion·al·ly adv.
po·si′tion·er n.

position

(pəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the place, situation, or location of a person or thing: he took up a position to the rear.
2. the appropriate or customary location: the telescope is in position for use.
3. the arrangement or disposition of the body or a part of the body: the corpse was found in a sitting position.
4. the manner in which a person or thing is placed; arrangement
5. (Military) military an area or point occupied for tactical reasons
6. mental attitude; point of view; stand: what's your position on this issue?.
7. social status or standing, esp high social standing
8. a post of employment; job
9. the act of positing a fact or viewpoint
10. something posited, such as an idea, proposition, etc
11. (General Sporting Terms) sport the part of a field or playing area where a player is placed or where he generally operates
12. (Music, other) music
a. the vertical spacing or layout of the written notes in a chord. Chords arranged with the three upper voices close together are in close position. Chords whose notes are evenly or widely distributed are in open position. See also root position
b. one of the points on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument, determining where a string is to be stopped
13. (Poetry) (in classical prosody)
a. the situation in which a short vowel may be regarded as long, that is, when it occurs before two or more consonants
b. make position (of a consonant, either on its own or in combination with other consonants, such as x in Latin) to cause a short vowel to become metrically long when placed after it
14. (Banking & Finance) finance the market commitment of a dealer in securities, currencies, or commodities: a long position; a short position.
15. in a position (foll by an infinitive) able (to): I'm not in a position to reveal these figures.
vb (tr)
16. to put in the proper or appropriate place; locate
17. (General Sporting Terms) sport to place (oneself or another player) in a particular part of the field or playing area
18. to put (someone or something) in a position (esp in relation to others) that confers a strategic advantage: he's trying to position himself for a leadership bid
19. (Marketing) marketing to promote (a product or service) by tailoring it to the needs of a specific market or by clearly differentiating it from its competitors (e.g. in terms of price or quality)
20. rare to locate or ascertain the position of
[C15: from Late Latin positiō a positioning, affirmation, from pōnere to place, lay down]
poˈsitional adj

po•si•tion

(pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. condition with reference to place, often relative to the location of others; location; situation.
2. a place occupied or to be occupied; site: a fortified position.
3. the proper, appropriate, or usual place: out of position.
4. situation or condition, esp. with relation to favorable or unfavorable circumstances: The question put me in an awkward position.
5. status or standing; rank.
6. high standing or status, as in society.
7. a post of employment; job.
8. the manner of being placed, disposed, or arranged.
9. bodily posture or attitude: sitting in an uncomfortable position.
10. attitude or opinion; stand: his position on capital punishment.
11. the act of positing.
12. something that is posited.
13. the part of a sports field or playing area covered by a particular player.
14. a commitment to buy or sell securities, as stocks.
v.t.
15. to put in a particular or appropriate position; place; situate.
16. to determine the position of; locate.
[1325–75; Middle English posicioun a positing (< Anglo-French) < Latin positiō a placing = posi-, variant s. of pōnere to put, place + -tiō -tion]
po•si′tion•al, adj.
syn: position, posture, attitude, pose refer to an arrangement or disposal of the body or its parts. position is the general word for the arrangement of the body: in a reclining position. posture is usu. an assumed arrangement of the body, esp. when standing: a relaxed posture. attitude is often a posture assumed for imitative effect or the like, but may be one adopted for a purpose (as that of a fencer or a tightrope walker): an attitude of prayer.A pose is an attitude assumed, in most cases, for artistic effect: an attractive pose.

position

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1. 'position' and 'post'

Someone's job can be referred to in formal English as their position or post. When advertising or applying for a job, you usually use position or post.

We are looking for someone to fill a senior management position.
I am writing to apply for the post of clerical assistant.
2. 'job'

In conversation, don't use 'position' or 'post'. Use job.

He's afraid of losing his job.
She's got a really interesting job.

position


Past participle: positioned
Gerund: positioning

Imperative
position
position
Present
I position
you position
he/she/it positions
we position
you position
they position
Preterite
I positioned
you positioned
he/she/it positioned
we positioned
you positioned
they positioned
Present Continuous
I am positioning
you are positioning
he/she/it is positioning
we are positioning
you are positioning
they are positioning
Present Perfect
I have positioned
you have positioned
he/she/it has positioned
we have positioned
you have positioned
they have positioned
Past Continuous
I was positioning
you were positioning
he/she/it was positioning
we were positioning
you were positioning
they were positioning
Past Perfect
I had positioned
you had positioned
he/she/it had positioned
we had positioned
you had positioned
they had positioned
Future
I will position
you will position
he/she/it will position
we will position
you will position
they will position
Future Perfect
I will have positioned
you will have positioned
he/she/it will have positioned
we will have positioned
you will have positioned
they will have positioned
Future Continuous
I will be positioning
you will be positioning
he/she/it will be positioning
we will be positioning
you will be positioning
they will be positioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been positioning
you have been positioning
he/she/it has been positioning
we have been positioning
you have been positioning
they have been positioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been positioning
you will have been positioning
he/she/it will have been positioning
we will have been positioning
you will have been positioning
they will have been positioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been positioning
you had been positioning
he/she/it had been positioning
we had been positioning
you had been positioning
they had been positioning
Conditional
I would position
you would position
he/she/it would position
we would position
you would position
they would position
Past Conditional
I would have positioned
you would have positioned
he/she/it would have positioned
we would have positioned
you would have positioned
they would have positioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.position - the particular portion of space occupied by somethingposition - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
wing - (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
half-mast, half-staff - a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
lead - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
pole position - the most favorable position at the start of a race
polls - the place where people vote
pride of place - the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
anomaly - (astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"
setting - the physical position of something; "he changed the setting on the thermostat"
juxtaposition - a side-by-side position
lie - position or manner in which something is situated
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
pitch - a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk); "he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
landmark - the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; "the church steeple provided a convenient landmark"
right - location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he stood on the right"
left - location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she stood on the left"
back, rear - the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
front - the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage"
stand - the position where a thing or person stands
station - (nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantage - place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
2.position - a point occupied by troops for tactical reasonsposition - a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
ground - a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); "they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"
line - a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops); "they attacked the enemy's line"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
3.position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
bird's eye view, panoramic view - a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance
futurism - the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
cutting edge, forefront, vanguard - the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field; "the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England"; "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"
paradigm - the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
light - a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"
sight - a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong"
Weltanschauung, world view - a comprehensive view of the world and human life
straddle - a noncommittal or equivocal position
4.position - the arrangement of the body and its limbsposition - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
order arms - a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
bodily property - an attribute of the body
ballet position - classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
decubitus - a reclining position (as in a bed)
eversion - the position of being turned outward; "the eversion of the foot"
lithotomy position - a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination
lotus position - a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
missionary position - a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples
pose - a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
presentation - (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
ectopia - abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
asana - (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
guard - a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; "keep your guard up"
sprawling, sprawl - an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
stance - standing posture
tuck - (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
5.position - 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"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
face - status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
election - the status or fact of being elected; "they celebrated his election"
equivalence, par, equality, equation - a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
social rank, social station, social status, rank - position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
standing - social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
high status - a position of superior status
high ground - a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
high profile - a position attracting much attention and publicity
Holy Order, Order - (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy; "theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate Order"
low status, lowness, lowliness - a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
legal status - a status defined by law
bar sinister, bastardy, illegitimacy - the status of being born to parents who were not married
left-handedness - the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
command - a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
nationality - the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
footing, terms - status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"
retirement - the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
caste - social status or position conferred by a system based on class; "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station"
dignity - high office or rank or station; "he respected the dignity of the emissaries"
noblesse, nobility - the state of being of noble birth
ordination - the status of being ordained to a sacred office
pedestal - a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority); "they put him on a pedestal"
leadership - the status of a leader; "they challenged his leadership of the union"
slot - a position in a hierarchy or organization; "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks"; "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot"
toehold - a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made; "American diplomacy provided a toehold on which to proceed toward peace talks"; "his father gave him a toehold in the oil business"
6.position - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate - the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship - the post of captain
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship - the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship - the position of chieftain
clerkship - the job of clerk
commandership, commandery - the position or office of commander
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship - the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship - the position of counselor
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
deanship, deanery - the position or office of a dean
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship - the office and authority of a general
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature - the position of judge
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legateship, legation - the post or office of legate
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature - the position of magistrate
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
pastorship, pastorate - the position of pastor
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature - the office or station of a prelate
7.position - 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"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
occlusion - (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
lean, list, leaning, tilt, inclination - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
point of view - the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
coincidence - the quality of occupying the same position or area in space; "he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs"
dead center, dead centre - the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
centrality - the property of being central
marginality - the property of being marginal or on the fringes
anteriority - the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
posteriority - the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
externality, outwardness - the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior; "the outwardness of the world"
inwardness - the quality or state of being inward or internal; "the inwardness of the body's organs"
malposition, misplacement - faulty position
northernness - the property of being to the north
southernness - the property of being to the south
horizontality - the quality of being parallel to the horizon; "houses with a pronounced horizontality"
verticality, verticalness, erectness, uprightness - position at right angles to the horizon
slot - a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable; "he developed a version of slot grammar"
elbow room, room, way - space for movement; "room to pass"; "make way for"; "hardly enough elbow room to turn around"
direction - the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
angular position - relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
8.position - the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
9.position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper - the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
mound, pitcher - the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"
catcher - the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws; "a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment"; "a catcher plays behind the plate"
first base, first - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
second base, second - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
shortstop, short - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
third, third base - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate); "he is playing third"
left field, leftfield - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
center field, centerfield - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
right field, rightfield - the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the right third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
forward - a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
center - a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
guard - a position on a basketball team
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
lineman - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
mid-off - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
mid-on - the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side
center - the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
cleanup position, cleanup spot, cleanup - (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
10.position - the act of putting something in a certain placeposition - the act of putting something in a certain place
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
stratification - the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
juxtaposition, collocation, apposition - the act of positioning close together (or side by side); "it is the result of the juxtaposition of contrasting colors"
interposition, intervention - the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
orientation - the act of orienting
planting - the act of fixing firmly in place; "he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway"
implantation - the act of planting or setting in the ground
repositioning - the act of placing in a new position
set - the act of putting something in position; "he gave a final set to his hat"
superposition - the placement of one thing on top of another
fingering - the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
superposition - (geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
11.position - 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"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
shoes, place - a particular situation; "If you were in my place what would you do?"
poverty trap - a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
soup - an unfortunate situation; "we're in the soup now"
stymie, stymy - a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
12.position - a rationalized mental attitude
attitude, mental attitude - a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; "he had the attitude that work was fun"
hard line - a firm and uncompromising stance or position; "the governor took a hard line on drugs"
point of view, standpoint, viewpoint, stand - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
13.position - an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"
opinion, view - a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
14.position - an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"
item, point - a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
postposition - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition - (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
15.position - the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
behalf - as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client";
16.position - the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
assumption - the act of assuming or taking for granted; "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"
Verb1.position - cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
deploy - place troops or weapons in battle formation
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - 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"
square - position so as to be square; "He squared his shoulders"
line up, dress - arrange in ranks; "dress troops"
orient - cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West"
2.position - 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"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
docket - place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
cock - set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"
step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
superimpose, superpose, lay over - place on top of; "can you superimpose the two images?"
superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
ensconce, settle - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
dispose - place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
emplace - put into place or position; "the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"
emplace - provide a new emplacement for guns
ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
shelve - place on a shelf; "shelve books"
jar - place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
repose - to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
middle - put in the middle
parallelize - place parallel to one another
butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
reposition - place into another position
throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
tee, tee up - place on a tee; "tee golf balls"
rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
bed - put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
appose - place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
sow, seed - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
misplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
juxtapose - place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"
set down - put or settle into a position; "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
bottle - put into bottles; "bottle the mineral water"
bucket - put into a bucket
barrel - put in barrels
ground - place or put on the ground
pillow, rest - rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
mislay, misplace, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
seat, sit down, sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
seat - place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"

position

noun
1. location, place, point, area, post, situation, station, site, spot, bearings, reference, orientation, whereabouts, locality, locale The ship's position was reported to the coastguard.
2. posture, attitude, arrangement, pose, stance, disposition He had raised himself into a sitting position.
3. status, place, standing, class, footing, station, rank, reputation, importance, consequence, prestige, caste, stature, eminence, repute their changing role and position in society
4. job, place, post, opening, office, role, situation, duty, function, employment, capacity, occupation, berth (informal), billet (informal) He took up a position with the Arts Council.
5. place, standing, rank, status The players resumed their battle for the no. 1 position.
6. situation, state, condition, set of circumstances, plight, strait(s), predicament He's going to be in a difficult position if things go badly.
8. pole position, advantage, the edge, dominance, the upper hand, primacy Manufacturers have been jockeying for position in this key sales month.
verb
1. place, put, set, stand, stick (informal), settle, fix, arrange, locate, sequence, array, dispose, lay out Position trailing plants near the edges of the basket.

position

noun
1. The place where a person or thing is located:
2. The way in which one is placed or arranged:
3. One's place and direction relative to one's surroundings:
bearing (often used in plural), location, orientation, situation.
4. A frame of mind affecting one's thoughts or behavior:
5. Something believed or accepted as true by a person:
6. Positioning of one individual vis-à-vis others:
7. A post of employment:
Slang: gig.
verb
To put in or assign to a certain position or location:
Translations
مَكان، موضِعمَكَانَةمَنْصِبمَوْقِف، وُجْهَة نَظَروَضْع
stanoviskoumístěníumístitfunkcemísto
stillinganbringebeliggenhedmeningposition
asend
asemaasemoidaasentoasettaakanta
položajpozicija
álláspontelhelyezhelyzet
afstaîastaîastaîsetja, koma fyrirstaîurstarf, embætti
位置地位
위치지위
nepāruoštanetinkamoje vietojeparuoštatarnybatinkamoje vietoje
amatsdarbsnovietojumsnovietotpostenis
positiebetrekkingstellingname
delovno mestopoložajstališče
positionbefattningplats
ตำแหน่ง
vị trí

position

[pəˈzɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= location) [of object, person] → posición f; [of house, town] → situación f, ubicación f (LAm)
the ship radioed its positionel barco transmitió su posición por radio
the house is in a very exposed positionla casa está situada or (LAm) ubicada en un lugar muy expuesto
to be in positionestar en su sitio
to get into positionponerse en posición
the troops are moving into positionlas tropas están ocupando posiciones
to be out of position [object] → estar desplazado or desencajado (Sport) [player] → estar fuera de sitio
to take up position(s) troops have taken up positions near the borderlas tropas se han apostado cerca de la frontera
he took up his usual position in front of the fireocupó su sitio or lugar habitual frente a la chimenea
I took up my lookout position on the bowocupé mi puesto or posición de vigilancia en la proa
2. (= posture) (gen) → posición f, postura f; (sexual) → postura f
to change (one's) positioncambiar de posición or postura
he had raised himself to a sitting positionse había incorporado
3. (Sport) what position do you play (in)?¿de qué juegas?
4. (Mil) [of troops] → posición f; (for gun) → emplazamiento m
the enemy positionslas posiciones enemigas or del enemigo
5. (in race, competition) → puesto m, posición f, lugar m; (in class, league) → puesto m
he finished in third positionterminó en tercer puesto or lugar, terminó en tercera posición
see also pole C
6. (in society) → posición f
she gave up career, social position, everythingrenunció a su profesión, a su posición social, a todo
7. (= post) (gen) → puesto m; (high-ranking) → cargo m
a high position in governmentun alto cargo en el gobierno
to take up a positionaceptar un puesto
a position of trustun puesto de confianza
8. (= situation, circumstance) → situación f
this is the positionla situación es ésta
it puts me in a rather difficult positionme pone en una situación bastante delicada
the country's economic positionla situación económica del país
put yourself in my positionponte en mi lugar
(if I were) in his position, I'd say nothingyo que él or yo en su lugar no diría nada
what is my legal position?desde el punto de vista legal, ¿cuál es mi situación?
we are in a strong negotiating positionestamos en una buena posición para negociar
what's the position on deliveries/sales?¿cuál es la situación respecto a las entregas/ventas?
they were in a position to helpsu situación les permitía ayudar
he's in no position to criticizeno es quién para criticar, él no está en condiciones de criticar
see also consider A1
see also jockey C
9. (= opinion) → postura f (on con respecto a) you must make your position cleartienes que dejar clara tu postura
what is our position on Greece?¿cuál es nuestra nuestra política or postura con respecto a Grecia?
10. (= window) (in bank, post office) → ventanilla f
"position closed""ventanilla cerrada"
B. VT
1. (= place in position) [+ furniture, object] → colocar; [+ police, troops] → apostar
soldiers have been positioned around the buildingse han apostado soldados rodeando el edificio
to position o.s. (lit) → colocarse, situarse (fig) (= take a stance) → adoptar una postura
France is positioning itself for offensive actionFrancia está adoptando una postura de ataque
2. (Sport) [+ ball, shuttlecock] → colocar
3.
to be positioned (= located)
3.1. (lit) the house was strategically positionedla casa estaba situada or ubicada de forma estratégica
it was a difficult shot from where she was positionedera un tiro difícil desde donde estaba situada or colocada
3.2. (fig) he is well positioned to act as intermediaryestá en una buena posición para hacer de intermediario

position

[pəˈzɪʃən]
n
[person, thing] → position f
an uncomfortable position → une position inconfortable
in an erect position → droit(e)
to raise o.s. to a sitting position → se mettre en position assise
to take up a position → prendre place
to be in position [troops, police] → être en position
(in community, society)position f
(in competition, league, race)position f
(= situation) → position f
to be in a difficult position → être dans une position délicate
to be in the fortunate position of being ... → avoir la chance d'être ...
financial position → situation f financière
to be in a position to do sth → être en mesure de faire qch
to be in no position to do sth → ne pas être en mesure de faire qch
I am not in a position to comment → Je ne suis pas en mesure de faire de commentaires.
(= attitude) → position f
sb's position on sth → la position de qn sur qch
(= job) → poste m
to take up a position (= start a job) → commencer à travailler
vt [+ person, thing] → mettre en place or en position
to position o.s. → se placer

position

n
(= location, place where sb/sth is, of person) → Platz m; (of object)Stelle f, → Platz m; (of microphone, statue, wardrobe, plant etc)Standort m; (of spotlight, table, in picture, painting)Anordnung f; (of town, house etc)Lage f; (of plane, ship, Sport: = starting position, Ftbl etc) → Position f; (Mil: = strategic site) → Stellung f; to be in/out of positionan der richtigen/falschen Stelle sein; the actors were in position on the stagedie Schauspieler hatten ihre Plätze auf der Bühne eingenommen; to jockey or jostle for position (lit)um eine gute Ausgangsposition kämpfen; (fig)um eine gute Position rangeln; the position of the fireplace isn’t very goodder Kamin hat keinen sehr günstigen Platz; what position do you play?auf or in welcher Position spielst du?; his position is full-back/goalkeeperer spielt Außenverteidiger/Torwart
(= posture, way of standing, sitting etc)Haltung f; (in love-making, Art: of model) → Stellung f; (Ballet) → Position f; in a sitting positionsitzend; in a reclining positionzurückgelehnt
(in class, league etc) → Platz m; after the third lap he was in fourth positionnach der dritten Runde lag er auf dem vierten Platz or war er Vierter; to finish in third positionDritter werden, auf dem dritten Platz landen (inf)
(= social, professional standing)Stellung f, → Position f; a man of positioneine hochgestellte Persönlichkeit
(= job)Stelle f; he has a high position in the Ministry of Defenceer bekleidet eine hohe Stellung or Position im Verteidigungsministerium; a position of trusteine Vertrauensstellung; to be in a position of powereine Machtposition innehaben
(fig: = situation, circumstance) → Lage f; to be in a position to do somethingin der Lage sein, etw zu tun; what is the position regarding …?wie sieht es mit … aus?; I’m not in a position to say anything about thatich kann dazu nichts sagen; my position is that I don’t have the qualifications/moneymir geht es so, dass mir die Qualifikation/das Geld fehlt
(fig: = point of view, attitude) → Standpunkt m, → Haltung f, → Einstellung f; what is the government’s position on …?welchen Standpunkt vertritt die Regierung zu …?; to take (up) a position on somethingeine Haltung zu einer Sache einnehmen
vt
(= place in position) microphone, ladder, guardsaufstellen; soldiers, policemenpostieren; (artist, photographer etc) → platzieren; (Comput) cursorpositionieren, platzieren; he positioned himself where he could see herer stellte or (seated) → setzte sich so, dass er sie sehen konnte; he has positioned himself as a moderateer hat sich als (ein) Gemäßigter etabliert
(in marketing) productpositionieren

position

:
position finder
n (Aviat, Naut, Tech) → Ortungsgerät nt
position paper
n (Pol) → Positionspapier nt

position

[pəˈzɪʃn]
1. n
a. (gen) → posizione f; (of furniture) → disposizione f; (in class, league, job) → posizione, posto
to be in/out of position → essere/non essere al proprio posto
in an uncomfortable position (also) (fig) → in una posizione scomoda
in a reclining position (of chair) → reclinato/a (of person) → semisdraiato/a
what position do you play? (Sport) → in che posizione giochi?
he's lying in second position → si trova al secondo posto or in seconda posizione
to jockey or manoeuvre for position (also) (fig) → dare l'assalto ai posti
b. (post) → posto, impiego
to have a good position in a bank → avere un buon posto in banca
a position of trust → un posto di fiducia
c. (fig) (situation, standing) → posizione f
a man in his position → un uomo nella sua posizione
to be in a position to do sth → essere nella posizione di fare qc
he's in no position to criticize → non sta proprio a lui criticare
put yourself in my position → si metta al mio posto
I am in an awkward position → sono in una posizione difficile
d. (fig) (point of view, attitude) → posizione f
to take up a position on sth → prendere posizione su qc
what's your position on this? → qual è la tua posizione riguardo a questo?
do I make my position clear? → sono stato sufficientemente chiaro?
2. vt (place in position, chairs, lamp) → sistemare; (model) → mettere in posa; (soldiers) → disporre
I positioned myself to get the best view → mi sono piazzato in modo da poter vedere bene

position

(əˈziʃən) noun
1. a way of standing, sitting etc. He lay in an uncomfortable position.
2. a place or situation. The house is in a beautiful position.
3. a job; a post. He has a good position with a local bank.
4. a point of view. Let me explain my position on employment.
verb
to put or place. He positioned the lamp in the middle of the table.
be in/out of position
to be (not) in the right place. Is everything in position for the photograph?

position

مَكَانَة, مَنْصِب funkce, pozice position, stilling Position, Posten θέση, πόστο posición, puesto asema, toimi position, poste položaj, pozicija carica, posizione 位置, 地位 위치, 지위 betrekking, positie posisjon, post posada, pozycja posição, posto положение, пост befattning, position ตำแหน่ง görev, pozisyon vị trí 位置, 职位

po·si·tion

n. posición;
actitud o postura del cuerpo;
anatomic ______ anatómica;
central ______ central;
decubitus ______ decúbito;
deep ______ dentro de, profunda;
distal ______ distal;
genupectoral ______ genupectoral;
inferior ______ inferior;
lateral ______ lateral, de un lado;
lithotomy ______ de litotomía;
lying down ______ yacente, acostada;
medial ______ media;
posterior ______ posterior, detrás de;
prone ______ prona, boca abajo;
superficial ______ superficial;
superior ______ superior, encima de;
supine ______ supina, boca arriba;
upright ______ erecta
posición y presentación del feto.

position

n posición f; fetal — posición fetal; missionary — posición misionera; vt poner en posición, colocar
References in classic literature ?
The Bohemian and Scandinavian girls could not get positions as teachers, because they had had no opportunity to learn the language.
This feeling seemed also common to the natives, who placed themselves in positions which commanded a full view of both shores, while their own persons were effectually concealed from observation.
If Jurgis lost only his time, it was because he had nothing else to lose; whenever a smooth-tongued agent would tell him of the wonderful positions he had on hand, he could only shake his head sorrowfully and say that he had not the necessary dollar to deposit; when it was explained to him what "big money" he and all his family could make by coloring photographs, he could only promise to come in again when he had two dollars to invest in the outfit.
In process of time, the rains wash off all the turf and grass aforesaid, move the logs hither and thither, in picturesque positions, up, down and crosswise, with divers chasms and ruts of black mud intervening.
Even down to my birth-century that poison was still in the blood of Christendom, and the best of English com- moners was still content to see his inferiors impudently continuing to hold a number of positions, such as lord- ships and the throne, to which the grotesque laws of his country did not allow him to aspire; in fact, he was not merely contented with this strange condition of things, he was even able to persuade himself that he was proud of it.
I refer to 'chief' surgeons; but considering the exalted positions occupied by our clients, it will be well and decorous that each of us appoint several consulting surgeons, from among the highest in the profession.
The beginning of the end seemed to have dawned, for two positions had been offered Rebecca by Mr.
Some of them threw themselves in half-reclining positions on the sofas and ottomans: some bent over the tables and examined the flowers and books: the rest gathered in a group round the fire: all talked in a low but clear tone which seemed habitual to them.
Saying this, he compelled us so to square our positions that we might receive from the far-off fire a dull ray to show us the text of the lumber he thrust upon us.
In later years, when Frank had reached the age of seventeen, the same curious shifting of the relative positions of parent and friend between the two neighbors was exemplified more absurdly than ever.
The preceding relative positions of himself and Lucie were reversed, yet only as the liveliest gratitude and affection could reverse them, for he could have had no pride but in rendering some service to her who had rendered so much to him.
The reversal of the two natures, in their relative positions, Uriah's of power and Mr.