Synonyms of position


1. position, place, point

usage: the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"

2. military position, position, point

usage: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons

3. position, view, perspective, orientation

usage: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"

4. position, posture, attitude, bodily property

usage: the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

5. status, position, state

usage: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "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"

6. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation, occupation, business, job, line of work, line

usage: a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"

7. position, spatial relation, relation

usage: the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

8. position, point

usage: the appropriate or customary location; "the cars were in position"

9. position, role

usage: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"

10. placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement, activity

usage: the act of putting something in a certain place

11. situation, position, condition, status

usage: a condition or position in which you find yourself; "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils"; "found herself in a very fortunate situation"

12. position, stance, posture, attitude, mental attitude

usage: a rationalized mental attitude

13. side, position, opinion, view

usage: an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute; "there are two sides to every question"

14. place, position, item, point

usage: an item on a list or in a sequence; "in the second place"; "moved from third to fifth position"

15. stead, position, place, lieu, function, office, part, role

usage: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

16. position, assumption

usage: the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom


1. position, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation

2. put, set, place, pose, position, lay, move, displace

usage: put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

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Definition and meaning of position (Dictionary)