Definitions of posture

  1. To place in or assume a posture.
  2. To place in a particular manner.
  3. To take a certain position.
  4. To place and dispose in a particular way for a particular purpose.
  5. 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"
  6. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  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"
  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.
  9. Place; position; situation.
  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.
  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.
  12. To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
  13. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.
  14. Attitude; placing or position of parts of the body; state.
  15. The placing or position of the body: attitude: state or condition: disposition.
  16. Attitude; position; condition.
  17. The position of the parts of the body.
  18. 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.