July 23, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
poised /ˈpoɪzd/ adjective
poised
/ˈpoɪzd/
adjective
The child is poised and ready to hit the ball.
The child is poised and ready to hit the ball.
Learner's definition of POISED

1 not used before a noun : not moving but ready to move

  • The actors were poised on the stage, ready for the curtain to come up.

  • She held the pencil poised over/above the paper.

2 not used before a noun : ready or prepared for something

  • The company is poised for success.

  • She seemed poised to take on the leadership of the country.

  • He is now poised to become the next big star in country music.

3 not used before a noun : in a state, place, or situation that is between two different or opposite things

  • a city poised between the mountains and the sea

  • a group of people poised between hope and fear

4 [more poised; most poised] : having or showing a calm, confident manner

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