position

A position is the point where something is located, as on a map, or the posture it's arranged in, such as an "upright position."

Position has many meanings. As a noun it can be a job or post in an organization (an "open position" is a job opening); the role assigned to the individual player of a team sport (guard, forward, and center are basketball positions); a view or perspective on a particular issue; or the place an item occupies on a list or sequence (in racing, "pole position" is first, on the inside). As a verb it can mean lay, place, pose, or set.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: position

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the particular portion of space occupied by something
put into a certain place or abstract location
2
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the arrangement of the body and its limbs
3
n
a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
4
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the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
5
n
a job in an organization
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: position
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n the particular portion of space occupied by something

Synonyms:
place
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wing
(in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
half-mast, half-staff
a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress
lead
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
pole position
the most favorable position at the start of a race
polls
the place where people vote
pride of place
the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
anomaly
(astronomy) position of a planet as defined by its angular distance from its perihelion (as observed from the sun)
site, situation
physical position in relation to the surroundings
setting
the physical position of something
juxtaposition
a side-by-side position
lie
position or manner in which something is situated
post, station
the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
pitch
a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
landmark
the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape
right
location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
left
location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
back, rear
the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
front
the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
stand
the position where a thing or person stands
station
(nautical) the location to which a ship or fleet is assigned for duty
vantage
place or situation affording some advantage (especially a comprehensive view or commanding perspective)
bridgehead
a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
cabstand, taxi rank, taxistand
a place where taxis park while awaiting customers
lookout, observation post
an elevated post affording a wide view
outpost, outstation
a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
active site
the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs
close quarters
a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something
locus
the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
locus of infection
the specific site in the body where an infection originates
restriction site
the specific sites at which a restriction enzyme will cleave DNA
right stage, stage right
the part of the stage on the actor's right as the actor faces the audience
left stage, stage left
the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
vantage point, viewpoint
a place from which something can be viewed
antigenic determinant, determinant, epitope
the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

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

“the position of the hands on the clock”
Synonyms:
spatial relation
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occlusion
(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
inclination, lean, leaning, list, tilt
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
gradient, slope
the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
arrangement, placement
the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
point of view
the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
coincidence
the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
dead center, dead centre
the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque
centrality
the property of being central
marginality
the property of being marginal or on the fringes
anteriority
the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
posteriority
the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
externality, outwardness
the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
inwardness
the quality or state of being inward or internal
malposition, misplacement
faulty position
northernness
the property of being to the north
southernness
the property of being to the south
horizontality
the quality of being parallel to the horizon
erectness, uprightness, verticality, verticalness
position at right angles to the horizon
slot
a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
elbow room, room, way
space for movement
direction
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
angular position
relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
formation
a particular spatial arrangement
seating, seating area, seating room, seats
an area that includes places where several people can sit
standing room
room for passengers or spectators to stand
worldliness
concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
grade
the gradient of a slope or road or other surface
pitch, rake, slant
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
abruptness, precipitousness, steepness
the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
gentleness, gradualness
the property possessed by a slope that is very gradual
columniation
(architecture) the arrangement of columns (especially freestanding columns) in a structure
camera angle
the point of view of a camera
composing, composition
the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
fenestration
the arrangement of windows in a building
balance, proportion, proportionality
harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
alignment
the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines
misalignment
the spatial property of things that are not properly aligned
ramification
an arrangement of branching parts
spacing, spatial arrangement
the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them
tandem
an arrangement of two or more objects or persons one behind another
breathing room, breathing space
sufficient room for easy breathing or movement
clearance, headroom, headway
vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
houseroom
space for accommodation in a house
lebensraum, living space
space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
parking
space in which vehicles can be parked
sea room
space for maneuver at sea
frontage
the direction in which something (such as a building) faces
orientation
position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
opposition
a direction opposite to another
windward
the direction from which the wind is coming
leeward
the direction in which the wind is blowing
seaward
the direction toward the sea
compass point, point
any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
compass north, magnetic north, north
the direction in which a compass needle points
north
the direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
northeast
the direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point
east
the direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
southeast
the direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
south
the direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
southwest
the direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
west
the direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
northwest
the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
ALT, EL, altitude, elevation
angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
depression
angular distance below the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
Type of:
relation
an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

n an item on a list or in a sequence

“moved from third to fifth position
Synonyms:
place
Types:
postposition
(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element after another (as placing a modifier after the word that it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix after the base to which it is attached)
preposition
(linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)
Type of:
item, point
a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

n the act of putting something in a certain place

Synonyms:
emplacement, locating, location, placement, positioning
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stratification
the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination
apposition, collocation, juxtaposition
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)
interposition, intervention
the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
orientation
the act of orienting
planting
the act of fixing firmly in place
implantation
the act of planting or setting in the ground
repositioning
the act of placing in a new position
set
the act of putting something in position
superposition
the placement of one thing on top of another
fingering
the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
superposition
(geometry) the placement of one object ideally in the position of another one in order to show that the two coincide
tessellation
the careful juxtaposition of shapes in a pattern
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

n the appropriate or customary location

“the cars were in position
Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

n a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

Synonyms:
military position
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ground
a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
line
a fortified position (especially one marking the most forward position of troops)
firing line
the line from which soldiers deliver fire
battlefront, front, front line
the line along which opposing armies face each other
line of battle
a line formed by troops or ships prepared to deliver or receive an attack
battle line
the line along which warring troops meet
Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

v put into a certain place or abstract location

Synonyms:
lay, place, pose, put, set
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enclose, inclose, insert, introduce, put in, stick in
introduce
docket
place on the docket for legal action
cock
set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose
place after another constituent in the sentence
prepose
place before another constituent in the sentence
step
place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace
put something back where it belongs
stratify
form, arrange, or deposit in layers
plant
place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
intersperse
place at intervals in or among
nestle, snuggle
position comfortably
pile
place or lay as if in a pile
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
lay over, superimpose, superpose
place on top of
superpose
place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park
place temporarily
ensconce, settle
fix firmly
dispose
place or put in a particular order
emplace
put into place or position
emplace
provide a new emplacement for guns
ship
place on board a ship
underlay
put (something) under or beneath
trench
set, plant, or bury in a trench
pigeonhole
place into a small compartment
shelve
place on a shelf
jar
place in a cylindrical vessel
repose
to put something (eg trust) in something
sign
place signs, as along a road
middle
put in the middle
parallelize
place parallel to one another
butt
place end to end without overlapping
recess
put into a recess
reposition
place into another position
throw, thrust
place or put with great energy
tee, tee up
place on a tee
rack up
place in a rack
coffin
place into a coffin
bed
put to bed
appose
place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down
cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
seed, sow
place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
misplace
place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
juxtapose
place side by side
set down
put or settle into a position
bottle
put into bottles
bucket
put into a bucket
barrel
put in barrels
ground
place or put on the ground
pillow, rest
rest on or as if on a pillow
lose, mislay, misplace
place (something) where one cannot find it again
upend
set, turn, or stand on end
seat, sit, sit down
show to a seat; assign a seat for
seat
place in or on a seat
lay, put down, repose
put in a horizontal position
place upright, stand, stand up
put into an upright position
recline
cause to recline
plant, set
put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
instal, install, put in, set up
set up for use
deposit, fix, posit, situate
put (something somewhere) firmly
ladle
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
poise
cause to be balanced or suspended
lean
cause to lean or incline
clap
put quickly or forcibly
rest
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
perch
cause to perch or sit
load
put (something) on a structure or conveyance
cram
put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
set
put into a position that will restore a normal state
siphon
move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
seat
place or attach firmly in or on a base
glycerolise, glycerolize
place in glycerol
space
place at intervals
marshal
place in proper rank
settle, settle down
settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
throw
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
imbricate
place so as to overlap
plug
insert as a plug
plug
insert a plug into
inoculate
introduce a microorganism into
inset
set or place in
glass
put in a glass container
catheterise, catheterize
insert a catheter into (a body part)
cup
put into a cup
interlard, intersperse
introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
feed, feed in
introduce continuously
slip
insert inconspicuously or quickly or quietly
foist
insert surreptitiously or without warrant
regularise, regularize
make regular or more regular
order
place in a certain order
order
bring order to or into
straighten
make straight or straighter
rearrange
put into a new order or arrangement
serialise, serialize
arrange serially
alphabetise, alphabetize
arrange in alphabetical order
coordinate, organise, organize
bring order and organization to
interstratify
arrange rocks in alternating strata
stratify
form layers or strata
deploy
place troops or weapons in battle formation
aim, direct, take, take aim, train
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
bury
place in the earth and cover with soil
hang up
put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
draw, string, thread
thread on or as if on a string
marshal
arrange in logical order
string
stretch out or arrange like a string
spread out, string out
set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
interleave
intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data
plume, preen
clean with one's bill
stack
arrange the order of so as to increase one's winning chances
chain
connect or arrange into a chain by linking
geminate, pair
arrange in pairs
concord
arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
cascade
arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
settle
arrange or fix in the desired order
pyramid
arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid
corral
arrange wagons so that they form a corral
catenate, catenulate
arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores
decorate, dress
provide with decoration
develop
superimpose a three-dimensional surface on a plane without stretching, in geometry
array, lay out, range, set out
lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
bundle, compact, pack, wad
compress into a wad
reship
place on a ship again or transfer to another ship
reduce
reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site
pop
put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
flump, plank, plonk, plop, plump, plump down, plunk, plunk down
set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
broadcast
sow over a wide area, especially by hand
inseminate, sow, sow in
place seeds in or on (the ground)
scatter
sow by scattering
rail
lay with rails
heap, pile, stack
arrange in stacks
distribute, stagger
to arrange in a systematic order
stuff
cram into a cavity
root
plant by the roots
puddle
dip into mud before planting
checkrow
plant in checkrows
drape
arrange in a particular way
drape
place casually
reseat
show to a different seat
lay
lay eggs
blow
lay eggs
bed
place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil
dibble
plant with a wooden hand tool
afforest, forest
establish a forest on previously unforested land
replant
plant again or anew
retrofit
fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
reinstall
install again
post, put up
place so as to be noticed
inject, shoot
force or drive (a fluid or gas) into by piercing
set
fix in a border
gradate
arrange according to grades
tree
plant with trees
square
position so as to be square
sediment
settle as sediment
sediment
deposit as a sediment
dress, line up
arrange in ranks
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest
place in a grave or tomb
rebury
bury again
line up
form a line
orient
cause to point
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displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

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deploy
place troops or weapons in battle formation
aim, direct, take, take aim, train
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
square
position so as to be square
dress, line up
arrange in ranks
orient
cause to point
play
put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
aim, direct, place, point, target
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
draw a bead on
aim with a gun
hold
aim, point, or direct
turn
direct at someone
swing
hit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
charge, level, point
direct into a position for use
level
aim at
even up, jog, square up
even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
sight
take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
stem
cause to point inward
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lay, place, pose, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
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n the arrangement of the body and its limbs

Synonyms:
attitude, posture
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order arms
a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command
ballet position
classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
decubitus
a reclining position (as in a bed)
eversion
the position of being turned outward
lithotomy position
a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination
lotus position
a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga
missionary position
a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples
pose
a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
presentation
(obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal
ectopia
abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
asana
(Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
guard
a posture of defence in boxing or fencing
sprawl, sprawling
an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
stance
standing posture
tuck
(sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
arabesque
position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose
matsyendra
(Hinduism) a religious posture
address
the stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball
attention
a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review
erectness, uprightness
the property of being upright in posture
Type of:
bodily property
an attribute of the body
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n a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

Synonyms:
perspective, view
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bird's eye view, panoramic view
a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance
futurism
the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
cutting edge, forefront, vanguard
the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
paradigm
the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
light
a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
sight
a range of mental vision
Weltanschauung, world view
a comprehensive view of the world and human life
straddle
a noncommittal or equivocal position
clockwork universe
the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
Type of:
orientation
an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

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

Type of:
assumption
the act of assuming or taking for granted

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

Synonyms:
side
Type of:
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

n a rationalized mental attitude

Synonyms:
posture, stance
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hard line
a firm and uncompromising stance or position
point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint
a mental position from which things are viewed
cityscape
a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area
landscape
an extensive mental viewpoint
angle, slant
a biased way of looking at or presenting something
complexion
a point of view or general attitude or inclination
Type of:
attitude, mental attitude
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
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n the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

“atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life”
Synonyms:
status
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Aaron
(Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf
Saint Ambrose
(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
Bishop Berkeley
Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
Domingo de Guzman
(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Eusebius of Caesarea
Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
Saint Ignatius
bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
William Ralph Inge
English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
St. Martin
French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
John Henry Newman
English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
Saint Nicholas
a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Armand Jean du Plessis
French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
Desmond Tutu
South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
Bishop Ulfilas
a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
James Ussher
Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
William of Wykeham
English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)
Stefan Wyszynski
Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)
Saint Anselm
an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
Saint Thomas a Becket
(Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine
Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
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face
status in the eyes of others
election
the status or fact of being elected
equality, equation, equivalence, par
a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
rank, social rank, social station, social status
position in a social hierarchy
standing
social or financial or professional status or reputation
high status
a position of superior status
high ground
a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
high profile
a position attracting much attention and publicity
Holy Order, Order
(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
low status, lowliness, lowness
a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
legal status
a status defined by law
bar sinister, bastardy, illegitimacy
the status of being born to parents who were not married
left-handedness
the status of being born of a morganatic marriage
command
a position of highest authority
nationality
the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization
footing, terms
status with respect to the relations between people or groups
retirement
the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
rank
relative status
caste
social status or position conferred by a system based on class
dignity
high office or rank or station
nobility, noblesse
the state of being of noble birth
ordination
the status of being ordained to a sacred office
pedestal
a position of great esteem (and supposed superiority)
leadership
the status of a leader
slot
a position in a hierarchy or organization
toehold
a relatively insignificant position from which future progress might be made
acolyte
someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
anagnost
a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
deacon
a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
doorkeeper, ostiarius, ostiary
the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
exorcist
one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
lector, reader
someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church
priest
a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
subdeacon
a clergyman an order below deacon; one of the Holy Orders in the unreformed western Christian church and the eastern Catholic Churches but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
first, number one
the first or highest in an ordering or series
second
following the first in an ordering or series
third
following the second position in an ordering or series
fourth
following the third position; number four in a countable series
fifth
position five in a countable series of things
sixth
position six in a countable series of things
seventh
position seven in a countable series of things
eighth
position eight in a countable series of things
ninth
position nine in a countable series of things
tenth
position ten in a countable series of things
eleventh
position 11 in a countable series of things
twelfth
position 12 in a countable series of things
thirteenth
position 13 in a countable series of things
fourteenth
position 14 in a countable series of things
fifteenth
position 15 in a countable series of things
sixteenth
position 16 in a countable series of things
seventeenth
position 17 in a countable series of things
eighteenth
position 18 in a countable series of things
nineteenth
position 19 in a countable series of things
twentieth
position 20 in a countable series of things
thirtieth
position 30 in a countable series of things
fortieth
position 40 in a countable series of things
fiftieth
position 50 in a countable series of things
sixtieth
position 60 in a countable series of things
seventieth
position 70 in a countable series of things
eightieth
position 80 in a countable series of things
ninetieth
position 90 in a countable series of things
hundredth
position 100 in a countable series of things
thousandth
position 1,000 in a countable series of things
millionth
position 1,000,000 in a countable series of things
billionth
position 1,000,000,000 in a countable series of things
last
the last or lowest in an ordering or series
egalite, egality
social and political equality
tie
equality of score in a contest
place, station
proper or designated social situation
quality
high social status
center stage, centre stage
a position of prominence or importance
stardom
the status of being acknowledged as a star
championship, title
the status of being a champion
higher rank, higher status, senior status, seniority
higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
precedence, precedency, priority
status established in order of importance or urgency
inferiority, lower rank, lower status
the state of being inferior
civil death
the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment
villainage, villeinage
the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
citizenship
the status of a citizen with rights and duties
marital status
the condition of being married or unmarried
grade, level, tier
a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
rating
standing or position on a scale
ranking
position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
gradation, step
relative position in a graded series
second class
not the highest rank in a classification
military rank, military rating, paygrade, rating
rank in a military organization
purple
of imperial status
archidiaconate
office or position of an archdeacon
baronetcy, barony
the rank or dignity or position of a baronet or baroness
dukedom
the dignity or rank or position of a duke
earldom
the dignity or rank or position of an earl or countess
kingship
the dignity or rank or position of a king
princedom
the dignity or rank or position of a prince
viscountcy, viscounty
the dignity or rank or position of a viscount or viscountess
prominence
the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
grandness, importance
a prominent status
distinction, eminence, note, preeminence
high status importance owing to marked superiority
prestige, prestigiousness
a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
obscurity
an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored
dishonor, dishonour
a state of shame or disgrace
minority, nonage
any age prior to the legal age
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n a condition or position in which you find yourself

“the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils”
Synonyms:
situation
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place, shoes
a particular situation
poverty trap
a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
soup
an unfortunate situation
stymie, stymy
a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
Type of:
condition, status
a state at a particular time
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n a job in an organization

Synonyms:
berth, billet, office, place, post, situation, spot
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academicianship
the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship
the position of accountant
admiralty
the office of admiral
ambassadorship
the post of ambassador
apostleship
the position of apostle
apprenticeship
the position of apprentice
associateship
the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship
the position of attorney
bailiffship
the office of bailiff
baronetage
the state of a baronet
bishopry, episcopate
the office and dignity of a bishop
cadetship
the position of cadet
caliphate
the office of a caliph
captaincy, captainship
the post of captain
cardinalship
the office of cardinal
chairmanship
the position of chairman
chancellorship
the office of chancellor
chaplaincy, chaplainship
the position of chaplain
chieftaincy, chieftainship
the position of chieftain
clerkship
the job of clerk
commandership, commandery
the position or office of commander
comptrollership
the position of comptroller
consulship
the post of consul
controllership
the position of controller
councillorship, councilorship
the position of council member
counsellorship, counselorship
the position of counselor
curacy
the position of a curate
curatorship
the position of curator
custodianship
the position of custodian
deanery, deanship
the position or office of a dean
directorship
the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship
the position of disciple
editorship
the position of editor
eldership
the office of elder
emirate
the office of an emir
fatherhood
the status of a father
fatherhood
the status of a religious leader
foremanship
the position of foreman
generalcy, generalship
the office and authority of a general
governorship
the office of governor
headship
the position of head
headship
the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat
a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency
the office of an incumbent
inspectorship
the office of inspector
instructorship
the position of instructor
internship
the position of a medical intern
judgeship, judicature
the position of judge
khanate
the position of a khan
lectureship
the post of lecturer
legateship, legation
the post or office of legate
legislatorship
the office of legislator
librarianship
the position of librarian
lieutenancy
the position of a lieutenant
magistracy, magistrature
the position of magistrate
managership
the position of manager
manhood
the status of being a man
marshalship
the post of marshall
mastership
the position of master
mayoralty
the position of mayor
messiahship
the position of messiah
moderatorship
the position of moderator
overlordship
the position of overlord
pastorate, pastorship
the position of pastor
peasanthood
the state of being a peasant
plum
a highly desirable position or assignment
praetorship
the office of praetor
precentorship
the position of precentor
preceptorship
the position of preceptor
prefecture
the office of prefect
prelacy, prelature
the office or station of a prelate
premiership
the office of premier
presidency, presidentship
the office and function of president
primateship
the office of primate
principalship
the post of principal
priorship
the office of prior
proconsulate, proconsulship
the position of proconsul
proctorship
the position of proctor
chair, professorship
the position of professor
protectorship
the position of protector
public office
a position concerning the people as a whole
rabbinate
the office or function of a rabbi
receivership
the office of a receiver
rectorate, rectorship
the office or station of a rector
regency
the office of a regent
residency
the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)
rulership
the position of ruler
sainthood
the status and dignity of a saint
secretaryship
the position of secretary
feudal lordship, seigneury, seigniory
the position and authority of a feudal lord
senatorship
the office of senator
sinecure
an office that involves minimal duties
solicitorship
the position of solicitor
speakership
the position of Speaker
stewardship
the position of steward
studentship
the position of student
teachership
the position of teacher
thaneship
the position of thane
throne
the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
treasurership
the position of treasurer
tribuneship
the position of tribune
trusteeship
the position of trustee
vice-presidency
the office and function of a vice president
viceroyship
the position of viceroy
viziership
the position of vizier
wardenship
the position of warden
wardership
the position of warder
womanhood
the status of a woman
headmastership
the position of headmaster
headmistressship
the position of headmistress
Chief Executive, President, President of the United States
the office of the United States head of state
bully pulpit
a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter
Attorney General, Attorney General of the United States
the position of the head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States
Agriculture Secretary, Secretary of Agriculture
the position of the head of the Department of Agriculture
Commerce Secretary, Secretary of Commerce
the position of the head of the Department of Commerce
Defense Secretary, Secretary of Defense
the position of the head of the Department of Defense
Education Secretary, Secretary of Education
the position of the head of the Education Department
Energy Secretary, Secretary of Energy
the position of the head of the Department of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
the position of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
the position of the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Labor Secretary, Secretary of Labor
the position of the head of the Department of Labor
Secretary of State
the position of the head of the State Department
Interior Secretary, Secretary of the Interior
the position of the head of the Department of the Interior
Secretary of the Treasury, Treasury Secretary
the position of the head of the Treasury Department
Secretary of Transportation, Transportation Secretary
the position of the head of the Department of Transportation
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
the position of the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of War, War Secretary
head of a former executive department; combined with the Navy Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Navy Secretary, Secretary of the Navy
head of a former executive department; combined with the War Secretary to form the Defense Secretary in 1947
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
head of a former executive department created in 1903 and divided into two departments in 1913
Secretary of Health Education and Welfare
head of a former executive department created in 1953 and divided into two departments in 1979
Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

n the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

Synonyms:
lieu, place, stead
Types:
behalf
as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
Type of:
function, office, part, role
the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

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

“what position does he play?”
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goalie, goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper
the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
mound, pitcher
the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit
catcher
the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
first, first base
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed at first of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
second, second base
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
short, shortstop
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
third, third base
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
left field, leftfield
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the left third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
center field, centerfield
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the central third of the outfield
right field, rightfield
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is expected to field balls in the right third of the outfield (looking from home plate)
forward
a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
center
a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game
guard
a position on a basketball team
back
(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
lineman
(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
mid-off
the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the off side
mid-on
the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side
center
the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game
cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot
(baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
line backer, linebacker
(American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
field general, quarterback, signal caller
(American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team
fullback
(American football) the position of a back on a football team
halfback
(American football) the position of a back on a football team
tailback
(American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
wingback
(American football) the position of the offensive back who lines up behind or outside the end
center
(American football) the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play
guard
(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
tackle
(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
end
(American football) a position on the line of scrimmage
Type of:
role
normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
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