- 1a place where someone or something is located or has been put
- 2a particular way in which someone or something is placed or arranged
- 3a job or role in an organization or institution
Using position: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "position" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I found a comfortable position to sit in.
The position of the vase on the table was odd.
She applied for a position as a teacher.
He was offered a position in the company's management team.
position Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using position
The boss put the new employee in their place when they spoke out of turn.
After winning the last two races, the driver is in pole position for the championship.
In the band, the bassist plays second fiddle to the lead guitarist.
Phrases with position
The troops were in position and ready for battle.
The furniture was out of position after the movers left.
The politician took a strong position on climate change.
Origins of position
from Latin 'positio', meaning 'placement'
Summary: position in Brief
The term 'position' [pəˈzɪʃ(ə)n] refers to a place or arrangement of someone or something, such as 'I found a comfortable position to sit in.' It can also refer to a job or role, like 'She applied for a position as a teacher.' Phrases like 'in position' and 'out of position' denote correct or incorrect placement, while idioms like 'put someone in their place' and 'play second fiddle' refer to social hierarchy and roles.