Definition of "position" []

  • A place or location. (noun)
  • The right or appropriate place: The bands are in position for the parade's start. (noun)
  • A strategic area occupied by members of a force: The troops took up positions along the river. (noun)
  • The way in which something is placed: the position of the clock's hands. (noun)
  • The arrangement of body parts; posture: a standing position. (noun)
  • The place, situation, or location of a person or thing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The appropriate or customary location (noun)
  • The arrangement or disposition of the body or a part of the body (noun)
  • The manner in which a person or thing is placed; arrangement (noun)
  • An area or point occupied for tactical reasons (noun)
  • Mental attitude; point of view; stand (noun)
  • Social status or standing, esp high social standing (noun)
  • A post of employment; job (noun)
  • The act of positing a fact or viewpoint (noun)
  • Something posited, such as an idea, proposition, etc (noun)
  • The part of a field or playing area where a player is placed or where he generally operates (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • One of the points on the fingerboard of a stringed instrument, determining where a string is to be stopped (noun)
  • The situation in which a short vowel may be regarded as long, that is, when it occurs before two or more consonants (noun)
  • The market commitment of a dealer in securities, currencies, or commodities (noun)
  • To put in the proper or appropriate place; locate (verb)
  • To place (oneself or another player) in a particular part of the field or playing area (verb)
  • 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 (verb)
  • 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) (verb)
  • To locate or ascertain the position of (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "position" in a sentence
  • "Obviously, the first problem with McCain position is that for years Alaskans have overwhelmingly favored drilling in ANWR."
  • "And we let some of them in, sometimes with the unexamined conceit that any shift in position is a window into the candidate's lack of character, toughness or principle."
  • "The change in position is much larger than the errors, showing it to be a real movement in an orbit!"