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Definition of Poise


  1. Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.
  2. The weight, or mass of metal, used in weighing, to balance the substance weighed.
  3. The state of being balanced by equal weight or power; equipoise; balance; equilibrium; rest.
  4. That which causes a balance; a counterweight.
  5. To balance; to make of equal weight; as, to poise the scales of a balance.
  6. To hold or place in equilibrium or equiponderance.
  7. To counterpoise; to counterbalance.
  8. To ascertain, as by the balance; to weigh.
  9. To weigh (down); to oppress.
  10. To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt.
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Poise Translations

poise in German is balancieren
poise in Italian is equilibrio
poise in Spanish is equilibrio
poise in Swedish is balans, balansera