(noun, verb)


1. the particular portion of space occupied by something

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: location, point

2. a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Definition categories: location, point

3. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

- consider what follows from the positivist view

Similar word(s): perspective, view

Definition categories: thought, orientation

4. the arrangement of the body and its limbs

Similar word(s): attitude, posture

Definition categories: attribute

5. the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

- atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life

Similar word(s): status

Definition categories: state

6. a job in an organization

Similar word(s): berth, billet, office, place, post, situation, spot

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

7. the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

- the position of the hands on the clock

Definition categories: attribute, relation

8. the appropriate or customary location

- the cars were in position

Definition categories: location, point

9. (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

- what position does he play?

Definition categories: act, role

10. the act of putting something in a certain place

Similar word(s): emplacement, locating, location, placement, positioning

Definition categories: act, activity

11. a condition or position in which you find yourself

- the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils

Similar word(s): situation

Definition categories: state, condition, status

12. a rationalized mental attitude

Similar word(s): posture, stance

Definition categories: thought, attitude

13. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

Similar word(s): side

Definition categories: communication, opinion, view

14. an item on a list or in a sequence

- moved from third to fifth position

Similar word(s): place

Definition categories: communication, item, point

15. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

Similar word(s): lieu, place, stead

Definition categories: act, function, office, part, role

16. the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom

Definition categories: act, assumption

Sentences with position as a noun:

- Chief of Staff is the second-highest position in the army.

- My position on this issue is unchanged.

- Stand in this position, with your arms at your side.

- Stop running all over the field and play your position!

- Strong earnings have bolstered the company's financial position.


1. cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

Definition categories: motion, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. put into a certain place or abstract location

Similar word(s): lay, place, pose, put, set

Definition categories: contact, displace, move