Definition of "posture" []

  • A position of the body or of body parts: a sitting posture. (noun)
  • An attitude; a pose: assumed a posture of angry defiance. (noun)
  • A characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage: stood with good posture. (noun)
  • Relative placement or arrangement: the posture of the buildings on the land. (noun)
  • A stance or disposition with regard to something: "Those bases are essential to our military posture in the Middle East” ( Gerard Smith). (noun)
  • A position or attitude of the limbs or body (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriage (noun)
  • The disposition of the parts of a visible object (noun)
  • A mental attitude or frame of mind (noun)
  • A state, situation, or condition (noun)
  • A false or affected attitude; pose (noun)
  • To assume or cause to assume a bodily position or attitude (verb)
  • To assume an affected or unnatural bodily or mental posture; pose (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "posture" in a sentence
  • "We'll soon find out if her posture is any kind of impediment to winning a Senate seat."
  • "He has a warm smile on his face but his posture is firm and his eyes are open and locked directly into our eyes, a bit confrontational, because it is."
  • "Because improving the Law School's posture is perceived as essential to the University, the Provost has agreed, as well, to match the Law School's effort with six more faculty lines to be paid for out of central resources."