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Noun: posture  pós-chu(r)
  1. The arrangement of the body and its limbs
    - position, attitude
     
  2. Characteristic way of bearing one's body
    "stood with good posture";
    - carriage, bearing
     
  3. A rationalized mental attitude
    - position, stance
     
  4. (military) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    "politicians have neglected our military posture";
    - military capability, military strength, strength, military posture
Verb: posture  pós-chu(r)
  1. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    "She postured and made a total fool of herself";
    - pose
     
  2. (art) assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    - model, pose, sit

Derived forms: postured, posturing, postures

See also: erect, unerect, upright, vertical

Type of: acquit, attitude, bear, behave, bodily property, capability, capableness, carry, comport, conduct, deport, display, exhibit, expose, mental attitude

Encyclopedia: Posture