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poise definition and meaning

v. Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.
v. The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.
v. The state of being balanced by equal weight or power; equipoise; balance; equilibrium; rest.
v. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
n. To balance; to make of equal weight; as, to poise the scales of a balance.
n. To hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance.
n. To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
n. To ascertain, as by the balance; to weigh.
n. To weigh (down); to oppress.
v. i. To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.

Crossword clues for poise

- Aplomb
- Balance
- Composure
- Equanimity
- Equilibrium
- Gymnasts asset
- I get into required position with grace
- Lift up
- Self-assuredness

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