poisedadjectiveuk /pɔɪzd/ us /pɔɪzd/
poised adjective (WAITING)
- She watched a little white bird, poised on a branch and fluttering its wings.
- He sat with his pencil poised, ready to take notes.
- Her finger was poised on the camera as she waited for them to take their positions.
- The two guards stood poised with their shields and swords raised.
- They stood their waiting, poised for action.
poised adjective (CONTROLLED)