Adjective "Poise" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Poise


    Definition:

    noun

    1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise.

    2. a dignified, self-confident manner or bearing; composure; self-possession: to show poise in company.

    3. steadiness; stability: intellectual poise.

    4. suspense or wavering, as between rest and motion or two phases of motion: the poise of the tides.

    5. the way of being poised, held, or carried.

    6. the state or position of hovering: the poise of a bird in the air. verb (used

    Origin:
    poise