Noun(1) a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second(2) a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium(3) great coolness and composure under strain
Verb(1) be motionless, in suspension(2) prepare (oneself(3) cause to be balanced or suspended(4) hold or carry in equilibrium
(1) Dawson recovered his poise to take a couple of wickets and pace sensation Steven Kirby wrapped things up by grabbing the last three wickets in the space of 18 balls at a cost of just four runs.(2) The HKMA head was unwilling to be drawn into talking about subsequent losses, but with markets still recovering their poise during May, the fund's losses seem set to mount.(3) poise and good deportment can be cultivated(4) at least he had a moment to think, to recover his poise(5) I was very impressed with her poise and composure.(6) There are days when the majesty, poise , skill, style, poetry and romance of Gaelic football just takes your breath away and then there are games like this when the opposite is the case.(7) And now I knew the names of most of the foods set before me, spoke with elegance and poise , danced with grace, and could even say a few words in French and Italian!(8) His movements are smooth but slow, almost lazy, yet somehow identical to his sister's feline-like poise , except his behavior is much colder.(9) The key to your personal success in this effort is to use poise , grace and tact.(10) For a player his age, he has excellent footwork and ballhandling skills, and his poise and leadership abilities are well beyond his years.(11) He descended to raucous and tasteless personal attacks on the Gandhis and generally showed little dignity, poise or gravitas.(12) She as well able to deal with male chauvinism while losing none of her dignity and poise , Mr McCarthy said.(13) Apparently, she figured that if I were her daughter, she'd have made sure that I was the embodiment of elegance and poise , not to mention maturity.(14) By their physiques, thankfully the majority retain poise and dignity.(15) A little shaky from all the adrenaline, I poise the ball of one foot on the pedal.(16) Dancers have already noticed increased poise , grace, and fitness, and welcome the safety aspect, saying ├ö├ç├┐Donna keeps an eagle eye on all of us├ö├ç├û.