Definitions for postureˈpɒs tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pos•ture*ˈpɒs tʃər(n.; v.)-tured, -tur•ing.

  1. (n.)the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole.

  2. an affected or unnatural attitude.

  3. the relative disposition of the parts of something.

  4. a mental or spiritual attitude.

  5. a policy or stance, as that adopted by a company or government.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. position, condition, or state, as of affairs.

  7. (v.t.)to place in a particular posture or attitude.

  8. (v.i.)to assume a particular posture.

  9. to assume affected or unnatural postures, as by bending or contorting the body.

  10. to act in an affected or artificial manner, as to create a certain impression.

* Syn: See position.

Origin of posture:

1595–1605; < F < It postura < L positūra


Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, posture, attitude(noun)

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  2. carriage, bearing, posture(noun)

    characteristic way of bearing one's body

    "stood with good posture"

  3. position, stance, posture(noun)

    a rationalized mental attitude

  4. military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture(verb)

    capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war

    "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture"

  5. pose, posture(verb)

    behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

    "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

  6. model, pose, sit, posture(verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. posture(noun)ˈpɒs tʃər

    the way sb holds their body

    yoga postures; Good posture can reduce back pain.

  2. postureˈpɒs tʃər

    sb's attitude

    the country's cautious posture toward the peace process


  1. posture(Noun)

    The way a person holds and positions their body.

  2. posture(Noun)

    A situation or condition.

  3. posture(Noun)

    One's attitude or the social or political position one takes towards an issue or another person.

  4. posture(Noun)

    The position of someone or something relative to another; position; situation.

  5. posture(Verb)

    to put one's body into a posture or series of postures, especially hoping that one will be noticed and admired

  6. posture(Verb)

    to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posture(noun)

    the position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially (Fine Arts), the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude

  2. Posture(noun)

    place; position; situation

  3. Posture(noun)

    state or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs

  4. Posture(verb)

    to place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model

  5. Posture(verb)

    to assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose

  6. Posture(verb)

    fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Posture

    The position or attitude of the body.

Anagrams of posture

  1. petrous, pourest, pouters, proteus, Proteus, spouter, store up, troupes

Translations for posture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the way in which a person places or holds his body when standing, sitting, walking etc

Good posture is important for a dancer.

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