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“… moral and full of calm inner poise ripe …”

meanings of poise


  1. Composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation.
  2. A CGS unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimetre.
  3. A condition of hovering, or being suspended.
  4. Weight; an amount of weight, the amount something weighs.
  5. Mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body.
  6. A state of balance, equilibrium or stability.
  7. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
  8. The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.


  1. To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.
  2. To hold (something) with or against something else in equilibrium; to balance, counterpose.
  3. To ascertain, as if by balancing; to weigh.
  4. To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
  5. To keep (something) in equilibrium; to hold suspended or balanced.
  6. To hold (something) in equilibrium, to hold balanced and ready; to carry (something) ready to be used.
  7. To be of a given weight; to weigh.
  8. To add weight to, to weigh down.

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