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position /pəˈzɪʃən/ noun
position verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition]

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[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- place, area, bearings, locale, location, point, post, situation, spot, station, whereabouts
- posture, arrangement, attitude, pose, stance
- attitude, belief, opinion, outlook, point of view, slant, stance, view, viewpoint
- status, importance, place, prestige, rank, reputation, standing, station, stature
- job, duty, employment, occupation, office, place, post, role, situation
- place, arrange, lay out, locate, put, set, stand
Related Words: belief, judgment, opinion, view, angle, slant, standpoint, viewpoint
English Thesaurus: job, work, profession, occupation, career, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. position1 S1 W1 /pəˈzɪʃən/ noun
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: French; Origin: Latin positio, from positus, past participle of ponere 'to put']

1. WAY OF STANDING/SITTING ETC [countable] the way someone is standing, sitting, or lying:
Lie in a comfortable position.
Frankie shifted his position so that his knees would not become cramped.
sitting/kneeling/standing position
I struggled up into a sitting position.

2. SITUATION [countable usually singular] the situation that someone is in, especially when this affects what they can and cannot do:
I’m not sure what I would do if I were in your position.
be in a position to do something
Next week we will be in a much better position to comment.
be in the position of doing something
She is in the enviable position of having three job offers.
You’re putting me in rather a difficult position.

3. PLACE WHERE SOMEBODY/SOMETHING IS [countable] the place where someone or something is, especially in relation to other objects and places
position of
the position of the sun in the sky
Our hotel was in a superb central position near St Mark’s Square.
the strategic position (=useful or important position) of Egypt in relation to the Arabian peninsula

4. CORRECT PLACE [uncountable and countable] the place where someone or something is needed or supposed to be
into position
He pulled the ladder into position.
in/out of position
All parking signs have now been placed in position.

5. DIRECTION [countable] the direction in which an object is pointing
vertical/upright/horizontal position
Make sure the container remains in an upright position.
She turned the switch to the ‘on’ position.

6. OPINION [countable] an opinion or judgment on a particular subject, especially the official opinion of a government, a political party, or someone in authority Synonym : attitude
position on
What’s the party’s position on tax reform?
The principal took the position that the students didn’t need music classes.
I hope you’ll reconsider your position.

7. JOB [countable] formal a job
sb’s position as something
Bill took up his new position as Works Director in October.
position of
She has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 1992.
Bruce is thinking of applying for the position.
I’m sorry, the position has been filled (=someone has been found to do the job).

8. LEVEL/RANK [uncountable and countable] someone’s or something’s level, authority, or importance in a society or organization
the position of somebody
the position of women in society
position of power/authority/influence etc
Many of his supporters used their positions of power for personal advantage.
As a priest, he was in a position of trust.
abuse your position as something (=use your authority wrongly)

9. be in a position to do something to be able to do something because you have the ability, money, or power to do it:
When I know all the facts, I’ll be in a position to advise you.

10. be in no position to do something to be unable to do something because you do not have the ability, money, or power to do it:
You’re unemployed and in no position to support a family.
Ned says I’m always late? He’s in no position to talk (=should not criticize because he does the same thing).

11. RACE/COMPETITION [uncountable and countable] the place of someone or something in a race or competition in relation to the other people or things
(in) 2nd/3rd/4th etc position
Alesi finished in third position.

12. SPORTS [countable] the area where someone plays in a sport, or the type of actions they are responsible for doing:
What position do you play?

13. jockey/manoeuvre/jostle for position to try to get an advantage over other people who are all trying to succeed in doing the same thing:
Firms adopt different strategies as they jockey for position.

14. ARMY [countable usually plural] a place where an army has put soldiers, guns etc:
an attack on the enemy positions

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. position2 verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition]

1. to carefully put something in a particular position:
Position the cursor before the letter you want to delete.
position yourself
I positioned myself where I could see the door.

2. be well/ideally/perfectly positioned to be in a situation in which you will be able to do something successfully:
We are ideally positioned to take advantage of the growth in demand.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. place
ADJ. correct, exact | central | geographical | military, strategic | defensive
VERB + POSITION take (up) The guards took up their positions on either side of the door.
jostle for Hordes of journalists jostled for position outside the conference hall. | play (sport) What position does he play?
PREP. in ~ Fix the pieces in position before gluing them together
into ~ Please get into position.
out of ~ Nakata had to play out of position when the defender was injured.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. way of sitting, standing, etc.
ADJ. comfortable, uncomfortable | crouched, kneeling, sitting | sleeping | horizontal, vertical | foetal

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. situation
ADJ. business, economic, financial, legal | dominant, impregnable, strong | favourable, good, ideal, perfect | envious, invidious | competitive | precarious, vulnerable, weak | awkward, difficult, embarrassing, impossible | current, present | bargaining, negotiating | trading the trading position of the British economy
VERB + POSITION achieve, attain, reach It has taken years to achieve the position we are now in. | put sb in It put me in an awkward position when he asked me to keep a secret.
strengthen Their obvious desperation strengthens our bargaining position.
PREP. in a/the ~ We may be in a position to help you. I was in the embarrassing position of having completely forgotten her name.
~ of

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

IV. opinion
ADJ. extreme | ideological, philosophical, political, theoretical | official The country's official position is that there is no famine in the area.
VERB + POSITION adopt, take | defend
PREP. ~ on He took an extreme position on religious matters.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

V. rank
ADJ. first, second, etc. | dominant, high, important, influential, pre-eminent | inferior, lowly They occupy a lowly position in society.
privileged, secure | social
VERB + POSITION establish, gain, secure | hold, occupy
PREP. ~ among/amongst This latest novel confirms herpre-eminent position amongst today's writers.
~ in The firm gained a dominant position in the market.
PHRASES a position of authority/influence/power

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

VI. job
ADJ. full-time, part-time | key, responsible, senior | junior, menial | official | skilled | administrative, management, managerial
VERB + POSITION have, hold, occupy | apply for | obtain | fill | offer sb | resign
PREP. in a/the ~ How long were you in your previous position?
~ in/within his new position in the firm
~ of She was offered the position of sales manager.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

verb (often be positioned)
ADV. firmly The radiologist firmly positioned Phoebe in front of a ferocious-looking machine.
centrally The markers were not positioned centrally.
carefully | correctly | wrongly | favourably, well | ideally, perfectly, uniquely The company is uniquely positioned to compete in foreign markets.
PREP. at, behind, between, in, in front of, near, on, etc. Police marksmen were positioned on the roof.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


a comfortable position
She wriggled into a more comfortable position.
an awkward position
My foot was in an awkward position.
a sitting/kneeling/standing position
The priest rose from his kneeling position by the bed.
a foetal position (=in which you are curled up like a baby before it is born)
I crawled into my bed and curled up in a foetal position.
change/shift your position
He shifted his position to get a better view of the stage.
pull/drag/haul yourself into a position
She pulled herself into a sitting position.
assume/adopt a position formal (=move your body into a particular position)
The patient should adopt this position for five minutes every half hour.
hold a position (=stay in a position)
Pull in your tummy muscles and hold that position.
the same position
A lot of people are in the same position.
a similar position
You can ask to be put in contact with others in a similar position.
a strong/good position (=a situation in which you have an advantage)
A victory tonight will put them in a very strong position to win the cup.
a unique position (=a situation that no one else is in)
Their close knowledge of the area places them in a unique position to advise on social policy.
a difficult/awkward position
I was in the difficult position of having to choose between them.
an enviable position (=a situation that other people would like to be in)
He is in the enviable position of not needing to work.
an impossible position (=a very difficult situation)
She was furious with Guy for putting her in such an impossible position.
a weak position (=a situation in which you have a disadvantage)
Someone who is desperate to sell their house is in a weak position.
a vulnerable position (=a situation in which you might be harmed)
Today we are in the vulnerable position of producing barely half our own food.
the present/current position
The following statistics indicate the present position.
the legal position (=the situation from a legal point of view)
The legal position is far from clear.
sb’s financial position
Has your financial position changed recently?
a bargaining/negotiating position (=someone’s ability to bargain/negotiate)
The new law has strengthened workers' bargaining position .
be in a strong/weak etc position
We are in a good position to help.
find yourself in a similar/awkward etc position
The refugee organizations now found themselves in a difficult position.
reach a position
It has taken two years to reach the position we are now in.
put/place somebody in a good/awkward etc position
I'm sorry if I put you in an awkward position.
strengthen sb’s position (=give someone a bigger advantage)
People said that he used the conflict to strengthen his own position.
weaken sb’s position (=give someone a bigger disadvantage)
The Prime Minister's position had been weakened by allegations of financial mismanagement.
sb’s position improves
By March, the Democrats' position had improved.
a position of strength (=a strong position)
By now they were negotiating from a position of strength.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: I should like to explain our government's position about nuclear weapons.
GOOD: I should like to explain our government's position on nuclear weapons.

Usage Note:
position on sth (NOT about ): 'The President has made his position on taxation perfectly clear.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

See: scoring position

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

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