What does posture mean?

Definitions for posture
ˈpɒs tʃərpos·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, posture, attitudenoun

    the arrangement of the body and its limbs

    "he assumed an attitude of surrender"

  2. carriage, bearing, posturenoun

    characteristic way of bearing one's body

    "stood with good posture"

  3. position, stance, posturenoun

    a rationalized mental attitude

  4. military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, postureverb

    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, postureverb

    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, postureverb

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

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


  1. posturenoun

    The way a person holds and positions their body.

  2. posturenoun

    A situation or condition.

  3. posturenoun

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

  4. posturenoun

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

  5. postureverb

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

  6. postureverb

    to pretend to have an opinion or a conviction

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Posturenoun

    Etymology: posture, Fr. positura, Latin.

    Although these studies are not so pleasing as contemplations physical or mathematical, yet they recompense with the excellency of their use in relation to man, and his noblest posture and station in this world, a state of regulated society. Matthew Hale.

    According to the posture of our affairs in the last campaign, this prince could have turned the balance on either side. Addis.

    He starts,
    Then lays his finger on his temple; strait
    Springs out into fast gait; then stops again,
    Strikes his breast hard, and then anon he casts
    His eyes against the moon, in most strange postures. William Shakespeare.

    Where there are affections of reverence, there will be postures of reverence. Robert South, Sermons.

    The posture of a poetick figure is the description of his heroes in the performance of such or such an action. Dryden.

    In the meanest marble statue, one sees the faces, postures, airs and dress of those that lived so many ages before us. Add.

    The lord Hopton left Arundel-castle, before he had put it into the good posture he intended. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    I am at the same point and posture I was, when they forced me to leave Whitehall. Charles I .

    In this abject posture have ye sworn
    T’ adore the conqueror. John Milton.

    The several postures of his devout soul in all conditions of life, are displayed with great simplicity. Francis Atterbury.

  2. To Postureverb

    To put in any particular place or disposition.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The gillfins are so postured, as to move from back to belly and e contra. Nehemiah Grew.


  1. posture

    Posture is the position or arrangement of the body and its limbs. It could also refer to how an individual habitually holds their body, typically when standing or sitting. It's influenced by factors such as muscle tone, skeletal alignment, health conditions, and daily activities. Good posture often equates to a body position that reduces strain on muscles and ligaments while still effectively allowing movement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Posturenoun

    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. Posturenoun

    place; position; situation

  3. Posturenoun

    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. Postureverb

    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. Postureverb

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

  6. Postureverb

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Posture

    pos′tūr, n. the placing or position of the body, esp. of the parts of it with reference to each other: attitude: state or condition: disposition of mind.—v.t. to place in a particular manner.—v.i. to assume an affected manner.—ns. Pos′ture-mā′ker, Pos′ture-mas′ter, one who teaches or practises artificial postures of the body: an acrobat; Pos′turer, Pos′turist, an acrobat. [Fr.,—L. posituraponĕre, positum, to place.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Posture

    The position or attitude of the body.

Editors Contribution

  1. posture

    The natural healthy position of the human body relative to its function.

    Our posture is important for our bodies.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2020  

Anagrams for posture »

  1. petrous

  2. pourest

  3. pouters

  4. proteus

  5. Proteus

  6. spouter

  7. store up

  8. troupes

  9. proetus

  10. septuor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of posture in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of posture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of posture in a Sentence

  1. Waisum Ma:

    Most known non-avian dinosaur embryos are incomplete with skeletons disarticulated( bones separated at the joints), we were surprised to see this embryo beautifully preserved inside a dinosaur egg, lying in a bird-like posture. This posture had not been recognized in non-avian dinosaurs before.

  2. Yogananda Pittman:

    We have taken steps to ensure the operational tempo and the posture of the department conforms with the available intelligence.

  3. Lumo Lift:

    We were really designed to be hunters and gatherers, our bodies were designed to move, but instead, because of all these computers and gadgets, we're sitting and sitting poorly, or standing and standing poorly, and that creates a posture problem.

  4. Scott Gration:

    My experience was somewhat different than Secretary Clinton's use of her commercial account, yet I was 'fired' for the use of Gmail in the US Embassy, my insistence on improving our physical security posture, and other twisted and false allegations.

  5. Philip Breedlove:

    Several of our largest contributors have already communicated with us that they will remain in their current posture.

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