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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reposition mean? 

  The noun REPOSITION has 1 sense:

1. depositing in a warehouse

  Familiarity information: REPOSITION used as a noun is very rare.

  The verb REPOSITION has 2 senses:

1. change place or direction
2. place into another position

  Familiarity information: REPOSITION used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1reposition [BACK TO TOP]


Depositing in a warehouse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


repositing; reposition; warehousing; storage

Context examples:

they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn / my car is in storage / publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing

Hypernyms ("reposition" is a kind of...):

deposit; deposition (the act of putting something somewhere)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reposition"):

stockpiling (accumulating and storing a reserve supply)


Sense 1reposition [BACK TO TOP]


Change place or direction

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


reposition; dislodge; shift

Context example:

Shift one's position

Hypernyms (to "reposition" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reposition"):

beat down (dislodge from a position)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2reposition [BACK TO TOP]


Place into another position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "reposition" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reposition"):

reduce (reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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