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Definitions of posture

  1. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a rationalized mental attitude Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Place; position; situation. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole. (Stedman, 25th ed.) Medical Dictionary DB
  15. Attitude; placing or position of parts of the body; state. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To place in a particular attitude or position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. To take a certain position. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Position of the body, as the erect posture, the recumbent posture, etc.; attitude. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. The placing or position of the body: attitude: state or condition: disposition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To place in a particular manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Attitude; position; condition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To place in or assume a posture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The position of the parts of the body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Attitude; position; situation; situation of the body: state; condition; disposition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Place; situation; the disposition of a figure and its several parts with regard to the eye, as a human body or a statue; attitude; position; frame. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To place and dispose in a particular way for a particular purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. pos't[=u]r, 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-M[=A]'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. positura--pon[)e]re, positum, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Carriage, attitude of body or mind; condition, state, (of affairs &c.); p.-maker, acrobat, contortionist; p.-master, teacher of callisthenics; (v.t.) dispose the limbs of (person) in particular way; (v.i.) assume p. (lit. & fig.). Hence postural a., posturer n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. See position. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  30. n. [Latin] The situation of a figure with regard to the eye, and of the several principal members with regard to each other by which action is expressed ;-attitude ; position ;-disposition with regard to something else; situation ; - state ; condition ; - mental disposition ; frame. Cabinet Dictionary

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