1. [ noun ] the particular portion of space occupied by a physical object
Synonyms: place

: "he put the lamp back in its place"

Related terms: point site right left front back post polls stand landmark site pitch setting lead station pride_of_place pole_position lie juxtaposition vantage half-mast anomaly situate left right
2. [ noun ] (military) a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
Synonyms: military_position
Related terms: point line ground military
3. [ noun ] a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
Synonyms: view perspective

"consider what follows from the positivist view"

Related terms: orientation point_of_view light sight vanguard Weltanschauung futurism bird's_eye_view paradigm straddle view
4. [ noun ] position or arrangement of the body and its limbs
Synonyms: attitude posture

"he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Related terms: bodily_property guard order_arms sprawl stance ectopia lotus_position ballet_position asana tuck eversion decubitus presentation lithotomy_position missionary_position pose attitudinize erect unerect
5. [ noun ] (work) a job in an organization
Synonyms: place post berth spot billet office situation slot

"he occupied a post in the treasury"

Related terms: occupation job legation professorship apprenticeship academicianship bishopry chairmanship chaplaincy attorneyship clerkship comptrollership bailiffship admiralty discipleship chancellorship foremanship chieftaincy headship commandership internship consulship legislatorship controllership cadetship ambassadorship curacy accountantship counselorship messiahship prelacy editorship eldership emirate protectorship generalship governorship headship solicitorship incumbency inspectorship instructorship tribuneship judgship lectureship fatherhood khanate librarianship lieutenancy councillorship caliphate marshalship mastership mayoralty moderatorship curatorship overlordship pastorship custodianship captainship praetorship precentorship deanship premiership presidency primateship principalship priorship proconsulship proctorship preceptorship prefecture receivership regency rulership secretaryship senatorship sinecure directorship speakership stewardship studentship teachership thaneship throne treasurership cardinalship viceroyship viziership wardenship wardership hot_seat apostleship fatherhood managership manhood peasanthood public_office residency sainthood womanhood magistracy station officiate post
6. [ noun ] the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
Synonyms: status

: "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"

Related terms: state retirement rank leadership standing footing social_station command equality bastardy citizenship nationality face marital_status holy_order toehold caste ordination high_status pedestal low_status legal_status dignity nobility election slot high_ground high_profile dominant middle-class middle-class lower-class subordinate upper-class
7. [ noun ] the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Synonyms: spatial_relation

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

Related terms: relation room direction placement gradient slot marginality tilt centrality posteriority angular_position occlusion northernness malposition horizontality southernness anteriority dead_center outwardness inwardness verticality point_of_view coincidence internal external outer inner posterior anterior exterior interior
8. [ noun ] the appropriate or customary location

"the cars were in position"

Related terms: point
9. [ noun ] (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

Related terms: role third_base second_base first_base pitcher left_field shortstop mid-off center_field catcher goalie forward guard center back lineman right_field mid-on center cleanup sport
10. [ noun ] the act of putting something in a certain place or location
Synonyms: location placement positioning emplacement situating locating
Related terms: activity planting orientation fingering set juxtaposition superposition stratification implantation interposition repositioning superposition settle locate deposit emplace
11. [ verb ] cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Related terms: situate put aim deploy orient square dress dress location rotary_actuator
12. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place set lay pose

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: move situate install settle arrange lay park seat plant replace misplace throw set_down lean sow superimpose space stand recess clap stick throw juxtapose cock marshal ground pillow butt docket ensconce stow poise rest misplace glycerolize set_down pitch middle sign bucket prepose postpose parallelize barrel pile reposition superpose tee bottle coffin rack_up perch load bed cram trench appose jar shelve upend set ladle pigeonhole siphon repose intersperse raise assemble assemble arrange postpone postpone lay put_on communicate range replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark set_back
13. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place set lay deposit situate posit pose fix

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: put move install settle arrange lay park insert seat plant replace throw misplace lean set_down sow superimpose bury space stand recess stick clap cock deposit throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt poise ensconce rest docket set_down pillow ground plant stratify nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket imbricate sign repose intersperse postpose parallelize pile reposition superpose middle tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed siphon set emplace ship recline step jar shelve raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point set space setting
14. [ noun ] a condition or position in which you find yourself
Synonyms: situation

: "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils" "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

Related terms: condition place stymie poverty_trap soup
15. [ noun ] a rationalized mental attitude
Synonyms: stance posture
Related terms: attitude point_of_view hard_line stand
16. [ noun ] the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
Related terms: assumption postulate
17. [ noun ] an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
Synonyms: side

"there are two sides to every question"

Related terms: opinion
18. [ noun ] an item on a list or in a sequence
Synonyms: place

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

Related terms: item postposition preposition place
19. [ noun ] the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another
Synonyms: place stead lieu

: "can you go in my stead?" "took his place" "in lieu of"

Related terms: function behalf
Similar spelling:   positioner