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poised (comparative more poised, superlative most poised)

  1. Possessing poise, having self-confidence.
  2. Ready, prepared.
    He stood there, poised to act, and then suddenly he drew his gun in a smooth arc.
    • 2011 September 29, Tom Rostance, “Stoke 2 - 1 Besiktas”, BBC Sport:
      A free-kick from Matthew Etherington caused more confusion on the stroke of half-time but Mehmet Aurelio was able to hook the ball clear with Cameron Jerome poised to strike.