4 dicționare găsite pentru poised
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Poise \Poise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poised, ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poising.] [OE. poisen, peisen, OF. & F. peser, to weigh, balance, OF. il peise, il poise, he weighs, F. il p[`e]se, fr. L. pensare, v. intens. fr. pendere to weigh. See Poise, n., and cf. Pensive.] [Formerly written also peise.] 1. To balance; to make of equal weight; as, to poise the scales of a balance. [1913 Webster] 2. To hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance. [1913 Webster] Nor yet was earth suspended in the sky; Nor poised, did on her own foundation lie. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To counterpoise; to counterbalance. [1913 Webster] One scale of reason to poise another of sensuality. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To poise with solid sense a sprightly wit. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To ascertain, as by the balance; to weigh. [1913 Webster] He can not sincerely consider the strength, poise the weight, and discern the evidence. --South. [1913 Webster] 5. To weigh (down); to oppress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Lest leaden slumber peise me down to-morrow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
balanced \bal"anced\ adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; -- opposite of unbalanced. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend of whiskeys the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers [Narrower terms: counterbalanced, counter-balanced, counterpoised; well-balanced; poised] [Related terms: stable --- (maintaining equilibrium)] [WordNet 1.5]Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :
poised adj 1: marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer" 2: in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble" [syn: collected, equanimous, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed]Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
70 Moby Thesaurus words for "poised": apoise, arrogant, assured, balanced, calm, cocksure, collected, composed, confident, controlled, convinced, cool, decided, determined, dignified, easy, easygoing, equanimous, equibalanced, equilibrious, equiponderant, equiponderous, hovering, hubristic, imperturbable, levelheaded, overconfident, oversure, overweening, persuaded, placid, pompous, positive, possessed, prepared, proud, ready, reassured, recollected, reserved, secure, sedate, self-assured, self-confident, self-controlled, self-important, self-possessed, self-reliant, self-restrained, serene, staid, sure, suspended, symmetric, teetering, together, tottering, tranquil, trembling, unafraid, undoubting, unfaltering, unflappable, unhesitating, unruffled, unwavering, waiting, wavering, well-balanced, wobbling
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