- Possessing poise, having self-confidence.
- 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”, in 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.
Possessing poise, having self-confidence
- simple past tense and past participle of