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.

Definitions of position
  1. noun
    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
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  2. noun
    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
    exteriority, externality, outwardness
    the quality or state of being outside or directed toward or relating to the outside or exterior
    interiority, 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)
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    relation
    an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  3. noun
    an item on a list or in a sequence
    “moved from third to fifth position
    synonyms: place
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    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)
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    item, point
    a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
  4. noun
    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
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    activity
    any specific behavior
  5. noun
    the appropriate or customary location
    “the cars were in position
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  6. noun
    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
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    point
    the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
  7. verb
    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
    put something (e.g. 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, rejigger
    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
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    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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    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
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    bodily property
    an attribute of the body
  10. noun
    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
    point of view
    the perspective from which a story is told
    clockwork universe
    the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
    first person
    narration from the point of view of the speaker or narrator, using the pronouns ‘I’ or ‘we’
    second person
    narration from the point of view of the listener or audience, using the pronoun ‘you’
    third person
    narration from the point of view of the people being described, using the pronouns ‘he,’ ‘she,’ and ‘they’
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    orientation
    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
  11. noun
    the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
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    assumption
    the act of assuming or taking for granted
  12. noun
    an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
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    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
  13. noun
    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
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    attitude, mental attitude
    a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
  14. noun
    the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    “atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life”
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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
    echelon, 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
    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
  15. noun
    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
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  16. noun
    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, internship
    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
  17. noun
    the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    synonyms: lieu, place, stead
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    as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of")
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    function, office, part, role
    the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
  18. noun
    (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
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    role
    normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
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