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 posture posture

noun

  • () the arrangement of the body and its limbs  ( posture, attitude, position )
    the arrangement of the body and its limbs
     he assumed an attitude of surrender
    he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • () characteristic way of bearing one's body  ( bearing, carriage, posture )
    characteristic way of bearing one's body
     stood with good posture
    stood with good posture
  • capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war  ( military capability, military posture, military strength, posture, strength )
    capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
     we faced an army of great strength
    we faced an army of great strength
     politicians have neglected our military posture
    politicians have neglected our military posture
  • a rationalized mental attitude  ( posture, stance, position )
    a rationalized mental attitude
  • verb

  • assume a posture as for artistic purposes  ( model, posture, sit, pose )
    assume a posture as for artistic purposes
     We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
    We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
  • behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others  ( pose, 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!
    Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!
     She postured and made a total fool of herself
    She postured and made a total fool of herself