n.1.(Fine Arts) 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.Place; position; situation.
His [man's] noblest posture and station in this world.
- Sir M. Hale.
3.State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Postured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Posturing.]
v. i.1.To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
2.Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.
Noun1.Postureposture - position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
Synonyms: attitude, position
2.posture - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
Synonyms: carriage, bearing
3.posture - a rationalized mental attitude
Synonyms: stance, position
4.posture - 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"
Verb1.posture - 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"
Synonyms: pose
2.posture - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Synonyms: pose, model, sit
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