Associations to the word «Poised»

Wiktionary

POISED, adjective. Possessing poise, having self-confidence.
POISED, adjective. Ready, prepared.
POISED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of poise

Dictionary definition

POISED, adjective. Marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer".
POISED, adjective. In full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin