Posture meaning

pŏs'chər
Posture is the position of a body while standing or sitting.

An example of posture is standing straight.

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The position or carriage of the body in standing or sitting, often, specif., with respect to the proper alignment of the back, shoulders, and head.
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To assume a certain, often exaggerated body position; pose.
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One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.
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To assume a bodily or mental posture; esp., to assume an attitude merely for effect; pose.
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(intransitive) To put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired.

If you're finished posturing in front of the mirror, can I use the bathroom now?

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To assume a certain position of the body or of body parts, often as part of a display.
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A condition or state under certain circumstances.

The nation's posture in the world economy.

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A position of an animal's body or body parts, especially for the purpose of communication.

A dog's submissive posture.

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To put into a specific posture; pose.

The photographer postured the model.

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To place in a certain arrangement or condition.

An army that was postured for defense.

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Such a position assumed as in posing for an artist.
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The way things stand; condition with respect to circumstances.

The delicate posture of foreign affairs.

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An official stand or position, as that taken by a nation on a major issue.
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To place in a particular posture; pose.
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A position of an animal's body or body parts, especially for the purpose of communication.

A dog's submissive posture.

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To assume a certain, often exaggerated body position; pose.
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To assume a certain position of the body or of body parts, often as part of a display.
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The way a person holds and positions their body.
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(intransitive) To pretend to have an opinion or a conviction.

The politicians couldn't really care less about the issue: they're just posturing for the media.

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To place in a particular position or attitude; to pose.

To posture oneself; to posture a model.

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Relative placement or arrangement.

The posture of the buildings on the land.

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To assume a certain attitude or behave in a certain way, especially to make an impression or gain an advantage.
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(rare) The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.
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Origin of posture

  • French from Italian postura from Latin positūra position from positus past participle of pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French, from Italian postura, from Latin positÅ«ra (“position, situation")
    From Wiktionary