1. [ verb ] be motionless, in suspension

"The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"

Related terms: hover
2. [ noun ] a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
Related terms: unit_of_viscosity
3. [ verb ] cause to be balanced or suspended
Related terms: situate put
4. [ verb ] prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Synonyms: brace
Related terms: prepare steel aplomb
5. [ verb ] hold or carry in equilibrium
Synonyms: balance
Related terms: hold balance balance
6. [ noun ] a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
Related terms: equilibrium
7. [ noun ] great coolness and composure under strain
Synonyms: aplomb sang-froid cool self-possession assuredness

"keep your cool"

Related terms: composure brace
Similar spelling:   pose