• Noun: the particular portion of space occupied by something; example: "he put the lamp back in its place"
• Noun: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
• Noun: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; example: "consider what follows from the positivist view"
• Noun: the arrangement of the body and its limbs; example: "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
• Noun: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; examples: "he had the status of a minor", "the novel attained the status of a classic", "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
• Noun: a job in an organization; example: "he occupied a post in the treasury"
• Noun: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; examples: "the position of the hands on the clock", "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
• Noun: the appropriate or customary location; example: "the cars were in position"
• Noun: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; example: "what position does he play?"
• Noun: the act of putting something in a certain place
• Noun: a condition or position in which you find yourself; examples: "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils", "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
• Noun: an item on a list or in a sequence; examples: "in the second place", "moved from third to fifth position"
• Noun: a rationalized mental attitude
• Noun: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; example: "there are two sides to every question"
• Noun: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; examples: "can you go in my stead?", "took his place", "in lieu of"
• Noun: the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom
• Verb: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
• Verb: put into a certain place or abstract location; examples: "Put your things here", "Set the tray down", "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children", "Place emphasis on a certain point"
The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
Cultivating literature as I do upon a little oatmeal, and driving, when in a position to be driven at all, in that humble vehicle, the 'bus, I have had, perhaps, exceptional opportunities for observing their mutual position and behaviour; and it is very peculiar.
Grades are almost completely relative, in effect ranking students relative to others in their class. Thus extra achievement by one student not only raises his position, but in effect lowers the position of others.
The heartbeat of a football team is the quarterback position and I think everyone who has any intelligence about the game understands you must have consistency at that position to be a championship team.