Definition of “poised” - English Dictionary

“poised” in British English

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poisedadjective

uk /pɔɪzd/ us /pɔɪzd/

(Definition of “poised” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“poised” in American English

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poisedadjective

us /pɔɪzd/

poised adjective (READY)

[ not gradable ] ready to move, or prepared and waiting for something to happen:

The lion was poised to strike.

poised adjective (CONFIDENT)

calm and confident:

Angela is a polite, poised young woman.

(Definition of “poised” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“poised” in Business English

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poisedadjective

uk /pɔɪzd/ us

[ after verb ] ready to do a particular thing at any moment:

poised to do sth The public pension fund is poised to invest up to $1.5 billion over the next year.
The City is poised for a major announcement on the airline's fare strategy.

showing very calm and controlled behaviour:

She remained poised throughout the difficult presentation.

(Definition of “poised” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)