posture

  • 1 posture — [ pɔstyr ] n. f. • 1566; it. postura 1 ♦ Didact. Attitude particulière du corps. ⇒ position. ♢ Cour. Attitude peu naturelle ou peu convenable. Dans une posture comique. Changer de posture. « Quand il était las de cette posture, il se levait »… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 posture — Posture. s. f. L estat & la situation où se tient le corps, la maniere dont on tient son corps, sa teste, ses bras, ses jambes, &c. Posture commode, incommode, libre, contrainte, indecente, ridicule, grotesque. voilà un homme qui est dans une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 posture — n 1 Posture, attitude, pose denote a position assumed by the body, or the disposition of the parts of the body with relation to one another. Posture applies to the relative arrangement of the different parts of the body. It may apply to a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 posture — [päs′chər] n. [MFr < It postura < L positura, a position < ponere, to place: see POSITION] 1. the position or carriage of the body in standing or sitting; bearing 2. such a position assumed as in posing for an artist 3. the way things… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Posture — Pos ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. positura, fr. ponere, positum, to place. See {Position}.] 1. 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Posture — or posturing may refer to:;In humans * Neutral spine or good posture * Human position * Abnormal posturing, in neurotrauma * Posturography, in neurology * Posture and Occupational Health;In biology * water conservation posture (or position) in… …

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  • 7 Posture — Pos ture (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Postured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Posturing}.] 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. Howell …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Posture — Pos ture, 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 posture — c.1600, from Fr. posture (16c.), from It. postura position, posture, from L. positura position, station, from postulus, pp. of ponere put, place (see POSITION (Cf. position)). The verb, in the figurative sense of to take up an artificial mental… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 posture — [n1] stance, circumstance aspect, attitude, bearing, brace, carriage, condition, demeanor, deportment, disposition, mien, mode, phase, port, pose, position, positure, presence, set, situation, state; concepts 657,723 posture [n2] beliefs attitude …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 posture — I (attitude) noun air, aspect, bearing, bent, cast, demeanor, disposition, disposition of mind, feeling, inclination, leaning, lie, manner, nature, opinion, outlook, partisan outlook, philosophy, point of view, pose, position, presence, sentiment …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 posture — ► NOUN 1) a particular position of the body. 2) the way in which a person holds their body. 3) an approach or attitude towards something. ► VERB ▪ behave in a way that is intended to impress or mislead others. DERIVATIVES postural adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 posture — (po stu r ) s. f. 1°   Manière dont on pose, tient le corps, la tête, les membres. •   Les comédiens n emploient à ces personnages muets que leurs moucheurs de chandelles et leurs valets, qui ne savent quelle posture tenir, CORN. Cid, Examen..… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14 POSTURE — s. f. État, situation où se tient le corps ; manière dont on tient son corps, sa tête, ses bras, ses jambes, etc. Posture commode, incommode, libre, naturelle, forcée, gênée, contrainte, indécente, ridicule. Voilà un homme qui est dans une… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15 posture — noun 1 position of the body ADJECTIVE ▪ correct, good, perfect (esp. AmE), proper ▪ bad, poor ▪ erect, upright …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 posture — postural, adj. posturer, n. /pos cheuhr/, n., v., postured, posturing. n. 1. the relative disposition of the parts of something. 2. the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole: poor posture; a sitting posture. 3. an affected… …

    Universalium

  • 17 posture — I n. 1) to assume a posture 2) an erect; good posture 3) a defense; political posture II v. (D; intr.) ( to pretend ) to posture as * * * [ pɒstʃə] good posture political posture (D; intr.) ( to pretend ) to posture as a defense an erect to ass …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 posture — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pose, attitude; bearing, position, carriage; mood, condition. See form, circumstance. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Stance] Syn. pose, carriage, bearing, stance, attitude, demeanor, aspect, presence,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 posture — [[t]pɒ̱stʃə(r)[/t]] postures, posturing, postured 1) N VAR Your posture is the position in which you stand or sit. You can make your stomach look flatter instantly by improving your posture... Exercise, fresh air, and good posture are all helpful …

    English dictionary

  • 20 POSTURE — n. f. Attitude, situation où se tient le corps; manière dont on tient son corps, sa tête, ses bras, ses jambes, etc. Posture commode, incommode, libre, naturelle, forcée, gênée, contrainte, indécente, ridicule. Il le menaça et se mit en posture… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)