n.1.Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.
2.The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.
3.The state of being balanced by equal weight or power; equipoise; balance; equilibrium; rest.
4.That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
5.a dignified and self-confident manner; graceful composure and tact in handling difficult social situations.
v. t.1.To balance; to make of equal weight; as, to poise the scales of a balance.
[imp. & p. p. Poised, ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Poising.]
2.To hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance.
3.To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
To poise with solid sense a sprightly wit.
- Dryden.
4.To ascertain, as by the balance; to weigh.
5.To weigh (down); to oppress.
v. i.1.To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.
The slender, graceful spars
Poise aloft in air.
- Longfellow.
Noun1.poise - a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
2.poise - a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
3.poise - great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
Verb1.poise - be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
2.poise - prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Synonyms: brace
3.poise - cause to be balanced or suspended
4.poise - hold or carry in equilibrium
Synonyms: balance
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Points of support
Points of suspension
Points of the compass
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