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Meaning & Definition of Poise in English

English

Poise

/pɔɪz/

noun

1. A cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter

  • The viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
    synonym:
  • poise

2. A state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

    synonym:
  • poise

3. Great coolness and composure under strain

  • "Keep your cool"
    synonym:
  • aplomb
  • ,
  • assuredness
  • ,
  • cool
  • ,
  • poise
  • ,
  • sang-froid

verb

1. Be motionless, in suspension

  • "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
    synonym:
  • poise

2. Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

    synonym:
  • brace
  • ,
  • poise

3. Cause to be balanced or suspended

    synonym:
  • poise

4. Hold or carry in equilibrium

    synonym:
  • poise
  • ,
  • balance