Position - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pəˈzɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word position
Brit.  |pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word position


- the particular portion of space occupied by something (syn: place)
- a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
- a way of regarding situations or topics etc. (syn: perspective, view)
- the arrangement of the body and its limbs (syn: attitude, posture)
- the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society (syn: status)
atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
- a job in an organization (syn: berth, billet, office, place, post, situation, spot)
- the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
the position of the hands on the clock
- the appropriate or customary location
the cars were in position
- (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
what position does he play?
- the act of putting something in a certain place (syn: emplacement, location, placement, positioning)
- a condition or position in which you find yourself (syn: situation)
the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
- a rationalized mental attitude (syn: posture, stance)
- an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute (syn: side)
- an item on a list or in a sequence (syn: place)
moved from third to fifth position
- the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another (syn: lieu, place, stead)
- the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom


- cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, place, pose, put, set)

Extra examples

From this position, you can see all of New York City's skyline.

Actors, please assume your positions. The show is about to begin.

The child fell asleep in a sitting position.

I was in an uncomfortable position and had to move.

I was uncomfortable, so I shifted position.

Return your seat to an upright position for landing.

He positioned the chairs around the table.

The company is positioning itself to take advantage of a new market.

The shortstop was positioned well to make the play.

She positioned herself by the door.

The city was put into a position to stand a siege.

They took the position that further resistance would be useless.

It is an edict, which contains many extraordinary positions and pretensions.

Uniformed constables had been positioned to re-direct traffic.

This strategy will position us advantageously in the market.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: position
he/she/it: positions
present participle: positioning
past tense: positioned
past participle: positioned
singular: position
plural: positions
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