poise

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poise(
poyz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (bearing)
a. el porte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Wanda was a slim and beautiful girl with the poise of a professional gymnast.Wanda era una chica delgada y hermosa, con el porte de una gimnasta profesional.
You read your poem with confidence and poise. You can tell you practiced!Leíste tu poema con confianza y porte. ¡Se nota que practicaste!
b. la elegancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Elizabeth exuded poise and confidence.Elizabeth irradiaba elegancia y confianza.
2. (balance)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I was impressed by your poise as you walked the tightrope.Me impresionó tu equilibrio cuando caminabas por la cuerda floja.
3. (composure)
a. la compostura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Anthony was momentarily discomfited by the question, but he quickly recovered his poise.A Anthony lo desconcertó por un momento la pregunta, pero rápidamente recuperó la compostura.
b. el aplomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The professor very rarely lost his poise, but he paled when he saw Mary.Era muy raro que el catedrático perdiera el aplomo, pero palideció al ver a Mary.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to place)
a. colocar
Mark poised his finger on the trigger of the gun.Mark colocó el dedo en el gatillo del arma.
b. colocarse
The blackbird poised itself on the end of a branch.El mirlo se colocó en la punta de una rama.
5. (to get ready to)
a. prepararse
Michael poised himself to dive into the water.Michael se preparó para zambullirse en el agua.
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poise
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (balance)
a. el equilibrio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (composure)
a. el compostura f, aplomo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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poise [pɔɪz]
noun
1 (balance) equilibrio (m)
2 (carriage of head, body) porte (m)
she dances with such poise baila con tal elegancia or tal garbo
3 (composure or dignity of manner) elegancia (f); aplomo (m)
she does it with great poise lo hace con el mayor aplomo; he lacks poise le falta confianza en sí mismo or aplomo
transitive verb
1 (hold ready or balanced) equilibrar; balancear
the rock was poised on the edge of the cliff la roca se balanceaba al borde del precipicio; the hawk was poised in the air, about to swoop on its prey el águila se cernía inmóvil en el aire, a punto de caer sobre su presa; a waitress approached, pencil poised se acercó una camarera, lápicero en ristre; he remained poised between life and death permanecía debatiéndose entre la vida y la muerte
2
to be poised (ready, all set) estar listo; they are poised to attack or for the attack están listos para atacar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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