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Learner’s Dictionary
  • The Dictionary includes over 45,000 of the most common English words and examples illustrating their use. This is a production-oriented dictionary that takes account of the language teaching methods currently adopted in Russian universities. The Dictionary is intended for all those who wish to achieve fluency in English.





Examples from texts

And she had this sweetly smelling note in her hand, and she was poised on the Garps' porch with it, when it began to rain.
Итак, она стояла на крыльце, держа в руке приторно пахнущий конвертик, который она как раз намеревалась опустить в почтовый ящик, когда пошел дождь.
Irving, John / The world According to GarpИрвинг, Джон / Мир глазами Гарпа
Мир глазами Гарпа
Ирвинг, Джон
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
© И. Тогоева, перевод на русский язык, 2009
© ООО Издательская группа "Аттикус", 2009
The world According to Garp
Irving, John
© 1976, 1977, 1978 by John Irving
After a period of time has passed, the technical and fundamental conditions will exert themselves in such a way that each market is poised to make a significant move in unison with all the others.
По истечении времени технические и фундаментальные факторы "превращают" все круглосуточные рынки в "сообщающиеся сосуды": большие волны появляются на них в унисон.
Neely, Glenn / Mastering Elliott WaveНили, Гленн / Мастерство анализа Волн Эллиота
Мастерство анализа Волн Эллиота
Нили, Гленн
© 1990 by Glenn Neely
© Перевод на русский язык и оформление "ИК Аналитика", 2002
Mastering Elliott Wave
Neely, Glenn
© 1990 by Glenn Neely
Asian indices are poised to move south.
Азиатские индексы сегодня демонстрируют уверенное снижение.
© 2009-2010
© 2009-2010
With a scream, a huge roiling mass poured out of the darkness, a small wicked head poised to strike.
Пронзительный визг – и из темноты вывалилась колышущаяся груда, маленькая злобная головка нацелилась для смертоносного удара.
Boyer, Elizabeth / Elves And The OtterskinБойер, Элизабет / Ученик ведьмы
Ученик ведьмы
Бойер, Элизабет
Elves And The Otterskin
Boyer, Elizabeth
He stood stiffly behind Arutha, a dagger in his right hand poised to strike. The man's eyes stared forwards and his mouth moved silently.
Он замер перед Арутой, занеся кинжал для удара, губы его медленно шевелились.
Feist, Raymond / SilverthornФэйст, Раймонд / Долина Тьмы
Долина Тьмы
Фэйст, Раймонд
Feist, Raymond
© 1985 by Raymond Elias Feist
At the time of our interview, after a career of anonymity, Eckhardt was poised to expand his involvement in managed money to a broader audience.
В то время, когда проходило наше интервью, Экхардт после карьеры, протекавшей в обстановке анонимности, готовился расширить свое участие в управлении капиталом, предложив его более широкой аудитории.
Schwager, Jack D. / The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top TradersШвагер, Джек Д. / Новые маги рынка: беседы с лучшими трейдерами Америки
Новые маги рынка: беседы с лучшими трейдерами Америки
Швагер, Джек Д.
© Альпина Бизнес Букс, перевод, оформление, 2004
© Jack D. Schwager, 1992
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders
Schwager, Jack D.
© 1992 by Jack D. Schwager
He knelt down over one pool, his hand poised to strike.
Он встал на колени над прудом и вытянул руку для удара.
Salvatore, Robert / SojournСальваторе, Роберт / Воин
Сальваторе, Роберт
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© 1990 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© В. Иванов, перевод, 2002
Salvatore, Robert
© 1991 TSR, Inc.
She looked down at her small daughter, so lightly poised on the galloping pony and her brow wrinkled as a chill swept swiftly through her breast.
Скарлетт смотрела вниз на свою маленькую дочурку, изящно сидевшую на скачущем пони, и лоб ее прорезала глубокая морщина, а в груди вдруг разлился холод.
Mitchell, Margaret / Gone with the windМитчелл, Маргарет / Унесенные ветром. Том 2
Унесенные ветром. Том 2
Митчелл, Маргарет
© Перевод. Т. Кудрявцева, 1982
Gone with the wind
Mitchell, Margaret
© 1936 By Macmillan Publishing Company, a division of Macmillan. Inc
© renewed 1964 by Stephens Mitchell and Trust Compnay of Ceorgia as Executors of Margaret Mitchell Marsh.
© renewed by Stephens Mitchell
The chirurgeon stood poised, ready to release Tanner’s nose.
Хирург замер над ним, готовый в случае чего отпустить нос пациента.
Mieville, China / The ScarМьевиль, Чайна / Шрам
Мьевиль, Чайна
© Перевод. Г. Крылов, 2008
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
© 2002 by China Mieville
The Scar
Mieville, China
© 2002 by China Mieville
His head was shapely, and so gracefully was it poised upon a perfect neck that I was not surprised by his body that night when he stripped for bed.
Красивая голова ловко сидела на великолепной шее, и я не удивился, увидев его тело, когда он скинул одежду, чтобы лечь спать.
London, Jack / The People of the AbyssЛондон, Джек / Люди бездны
Люди бездны
Лондон, Джек
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1954
The People of the Abyss
London, Jack
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three Horatii pirouetting on one sufficient steed.
В одно мгновение реи описали круг, судно развернулось на пятке, и три стройные мачты, прочно и прямо сидящие в длинном круторебром корпусе, качнулись, точно трое Горациев верхом на одном скакуне.
Melville, Herman / Moby Dick Or The WhaleМелвилл, Герман / Моби Дик, или Белый Кит
Моби Дик, или Белый Кит
Мелвилл, Герман
© Издательство «Художественная литература», 1981
Moby Dick Or The Whale
Melville, Herman
© Northwestern University Press and The Newberry Library, 1988
“Mr. Washington !” She nails him with his mop poised over the bucket, freezes him there.
— Мистер Вашингтон? — Она пригвождает большого к месту, он замирает со шваброй над ведром.
Kesey, Ken / One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestКизи, Кен / Над кукушкиным гнездом
Над кукушкиным гнездом
Кизи, Кен
© Перевод. В. Голышев, 2004
© Издание на русском языке, оформление. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2004
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Kesey, Ken
© Ken Kesey, 1962
© renewed Ken Kesey, 1990
© The Estate of Ken Kesey, 2002
While she tried to puzzle out what he meant by that question, a waitress appeared, notepad poised.
Пока она пыталась разгадать, что мог бы значить подобный вопрос, появилась официантка, держа наготове блокнот.
Stross, Charles / The Family TradeСтросс, Чарльз / Семейное дело
Семейное дело
Стросс, Чарльз
The Family Trade
Stross, Charles
© 2004 by Charles Stross
He stood with the gin bottle poised and thought: then Hell will begin, and they’ll be safe from me, Helen, Louise, and You.
Он подумал, стоя с бутылкой джина в руке: и тогда начнется ад и все вы будете от меня в безопасности – Элен, Луиза и Ты.
Greene, Henry Graham / The Heart of the MatterГрин, Генри Грэм / Суть дела
Суть дела
Грин, Генри Грэм
© Greene Graham, 1938, 1940, 1945
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
The Heart of the Matter
Greene, Henry Graham
© 1948 by Graham Greene
© Graham Greene, 1971
Morag sat poised in jeans and a silk top, twisting a gold chain on her wrist.
Мораг, одетая в джинсы и шелковый топ, сидела в непринужденной позе и крутила золотую цепочку на запястье.
Banks, Iain / WhitБэнкс, Иэн / Умм, или Исида среди Неспасенных
Умм, или Исида среди Неспасенных
Бэнкс, Иэн
© 1995 by Iain Banks
© Е. Петрова, перевод, 2006
© ООО "ИД "Домино", 2007
Banks, Iain
© 1995 Iain Banks

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her hand was poised to slap his face — она подняла руку, чтобы дать ему пощёчину
the tiger was poised ready to pounce — тигр замер перед прыжком
the army was poised for a major attack — армия была готова к крупному наступлению

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nearly poised series
почти уравновешенный ряд
well-poised series
вполне уравновешенный ряд
poise weight
combat poise
боевая готовность
balance and poise
равновесие и позы
poising agent

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)poising
Past Participle (Participle II)poised
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I poisewe poise
you poiseyou poise
he/she/it poisesthey poise
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am poisingwe are poising
you are poisingyou are poising
he/she/it is poisingthey are poising
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have poisedwe have poised
you have poisedyou have poised
he/she/it has poisedthey have poised
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been poisingwe have been poising
you have been poisingyou have been poising
he/she/it has been poisingthey have been poising
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I poisedwe poised
you poisedyou poised
he/she/it poisedthey poised
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was poisingwe were poising
you were poisingyou were poising
he/she/it was poisingthey were poising
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had poisedwe had poised
you had poisedyou had poised
he/she/it had poisedthey had poised
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been poisingwe had been poising
you had been poisingyou had been poising
he/she/it had been poisingthey had been poising
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will poisewe shall/will poise
you will poiseyou will poise
he/she/it will poisethey will poise
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be poisingwe shall/will be poising
you will be poisingyou will be poising
he/she/it will be poisingthey will be poising
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have poisedwe shall/will have poised
you will have poisedyou will have poised
he/she/it will have poisedthey will have poised
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been poisingwe shall/will have been poising
you will have been poisingyou will have been poising
he/she/it will have been poisingthey will have been poising
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would poisewe should/would poise
you would poiseyou would poise
he/she/it would poisethey would poise
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be poisingwe should/would be poising
you would be poisingyou would be poising
he/she/it would be poisingthey would be poising
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have poisedwe should/would have poised
you would have poisedyou would have poised
he/she/it would have poisedthey would have poised
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been poisingwe should/would have been poising
you would have been poisingyou would have been poising
he/she/it would have been poisingthey would have been poising
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am poisedwe are poised
you are poisedyou are poised
he/she/it is poisedthey are poised
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being poisedwe are being poised
you are being poisedyou are being poised
he/she/it is being poisedthey are being poised
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been poisedwe have been poised
you have been poisedyou have been poised
he/she/it has been poisedthey have been poised
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was poisedwe were poised
you were poisedyou were poised
he/she/it was poisedthey were poised
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being poisedwe were being poised
you were being poisedyou were being poised
he/she/it was being poisedthey were being poised
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been poisedwe had been poised
you had been poisedyou had been poised
he/she/it had been poisedthey had been poised
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be poisedwe shall/will be poised
you will be poisedyou will be poised
he/she/it will be poisedthey will be poised
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been poisedwe shall/will have been poised
you will have been poisedyou will have been poised
he/she/it will have been poisedthey will have been poised