Word of the Day: Position

po-si-tion / pə-zĭsh-ən
1. a job
A great position entails great responsibility. Spanish Proverb
2. a posture, an attitude, a point of view
Leadership is action, not position. Donald H. McGannon. 1920 – 1984
3. a place where something or someone is located
Those in a high position can be seen from far away. German Proverb
4. the correct or usual location; the proper place
Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too closeRobert Frost, 1874 – 1963
5. an area occupied for a military purpose
If your part of the battlefield is covered with thorns, you do not leave your position and go to stand where the ground is good. Twi Proverb
6. the way something or someone is placed or arranged
In the end we had changed the position of the hands so many times that we had no idea what the time really was. From “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Sijie Dai, 1954 –
7. a favorable location
Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. From “The Knowledge of the Holy” by Aiden Wilson Tozer, 1897 – 1963
8. a situation or state of affairs
It is a wretched position to be dependent on others for support. Latin Proverb
9. a social status; rank
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington, 1856 – 1915
10. in sports, the specified job of the player
The history says quarterbacks get paid more than running backs, but I think it depends on the caliber of the player – what you’re getting, not just what the position is. Reggie Bush. 1985 –
11. in games such as chess, the location of the playing piece(s) at a given time
In my opinion, a master is morally obliged to seize every sort of opportunity and to try to solve the problems of the position without fear of some simplifications. Alexander Alekhine. 1892 – 1946
12. the investments held by an individual or company or a commitment to buy or sell particular investments
If I have positions going against me, I get right out; if they are going for me, I keep them. Paul Tudor Jones, 1954 –
1.  to place in a particular location or situation
If God has positioned us in a certain place, we must leave all the details to Him. Charles Stanley, 1932 –
2. to be located
Washington is dangerously positioned between two Canadas, Canada Canada and California’s Canada, Oregon.  Stephen Colbert,1964 –