Air poise
Air poise Air" poise` [See {Poise}.] An instrument to measure the weight of air. [1913 Webster]

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  • Poise — Poise, v. i. To hang in equilibrium; to be balanced or suspended; hence, to be in suspense or doubt. [1913 Webster] The slender, graceful spars Poise aloft in air. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • air — index appearance (look), atmosphere, bare, behavior, betray (disclose), conduct, deportment …   Law dictionary

  • poise — poise1 /poyz/, n., v., poised, poising. n. 1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise. 2. a dignified, self confident manner or bearing; composure; self possession: to show poise in company.… …   Universalium

  • poise — I. /pɔɪz / (say poyz) noun 1. a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight; equipoise. 2. composure; self possession. 3. steadiness; stability. 4. suspense or indecision. 5. the way of being poised, held, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • poise — I [[t]pɔɪz[/t]] n. v. poised, pois•ing 1) a state of balance or equilibrium, as from equality or equal distribution of weight 2) a dignified, self confident manner or bearing; composure; self possession: showed great poise in company[/ex] 3)… …   From formal English to slang

  • air — Synonyms and related words: CAT, Caelus, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advertise, aerate, aerodynamics, aerospace, aerosphere, affectation, air, air hole, air out, air pocket, air condition, air cool, airify, airspace, airy nothing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Air level — Level Lev el (l[e^]v [e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. {Librate}, {Libella}.] 1. A line or surface to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poise — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, action, actions, activity, acts, address, adjust, affectation, air, aplomb, arrogance, aspire, assurance, assuredness, back, balance, ballast, bearing, beck, beckon, become airborne, behavior, behavior… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • poise — 1. n. & v. n. 1 composure or self possession of manner. 2 equilibrium; a stable state. 3 carriage (of the head etc.). v. 1 tr. balance; hold suspended or supported. 2 tr. carry (one s head etc. in a specified way). 3 intr. be balanced; hover in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reich Air Ministry — The Reich Air Ministry ( de. Reichsluftfahrtministerium) was a government department during the period of Nazi Germany (1933 45). It is also the original name of a building in Wilhelmstraße in central Berlin, the capital of Germany, which now… …   Wikipedia

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