Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun position

16 senses of position

Sense 1
position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 2
military position, position -- (a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons)
       => point -- (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street")

Sense 3
position, view, perspective -- (a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view")
       => orientation -- (an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs)

Sense 4
position, posture, attitude -- (the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender")
       => bodily property -- (an attribute of the body)

Sense 5
status, 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")

Sense 6
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation -- (a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury")
       => occupation, business, job, line of work, line -- (the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business")

Sense 7
position, spatial relation -- (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)

Sense 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")

Sense 9
position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")
       => role -- (normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?")

Sense 10
placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement -- (the act of putting something in a certain place)
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 11
situation, 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")

Sense 12
position, stance, posture -- (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")

Sense 13
side, 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")

Sense 14
place, 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")

Sense 15
stead, position, place, lieu -- (the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of")
       => function, office, part, role -- (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")

Sense 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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb position

2 senses of position

Sense 1
position -- (cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation)
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")

Sense 2
put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (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")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

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