HyperDic: posture

English > 6 senses of the word posture:
NOUNattributeposture, position, attitudethe arrangement of the body and its limbs
attributeposture, carriage, bearingcharacteristic way of bearing one's body
cognitionposture, position, stancea rationalized mental attitude
attributeposture, military capability, military strength, strength, military posturecapability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
VERBsocialposture, posebehave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
perceptionposture, model, pose, sitassume a posture as for artistic purposes
posture > pronunciation
Soundspaa'scher
Rhymesacupuncture ... welcher: 102 rhymes with cher...
English > posture: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe arrangement of the body and its limbs.
Synonymsposition, attitude
Attributeserect, vertical, uprightupright in position or posture
unerectnot upright in position or posture
Narrowerasana(Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)
ballet positionClassical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet
decubitusA reclining position (as in a bed)
ectopiaAbnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)
eversionThe position of being turned outward
guardA posture of defence in boxing or fencing
lithotomy positionA position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart
lotus positionA sitting position with the legs crossed
missionary positionA position for sexual intercourse
order armsA position in the manual of arms
poseA posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
presentation(obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal
sprawl, sprawlingAn ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
stanceStanding posture
tuck(sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
Broaderbodily propertyAn attribute of the body
Spanishactitud, ademán, posición, postura
Catalanactitud, posat, posició, positura, postura
Adjectivesposturalof or relating to or involving posture
Verbspostureassume a posture as for artistic purposes
English > posture: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningcharacteristic way of bearing one's body.
Example"stood with good posture"
Synonymscarriage, bearing
Narrowerawkwardness, clumsinessThe carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
gracefulnessbeautiful carriage
slouchA stooping carriage in standing and walking
walk, manner of walkingmanner of walking
Broaderbodily propertyAn attribute of the body
Spanishporte
Catalanport
Adjectivesposturalof or relating to or involving posture
English > posture: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA rationalized mental attitude.
Synonymsposition, stance
Narrowerhard lineA firm and uncompromising stance or position
point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpointA mental position from which things are viewed
Broaderattitude, mental attitudeA complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways / ways
Spanishactitud, posición, postura
Catalanactitud, posició, postura
English > posture: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningcapability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war.
Example "politicians have neglected our military posture"
Synonymsmilitary capability, military strength, strength, military posture
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerfirepower(military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target
sea powernaval strength
Broadercapability, capablenessThe quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
English > posture: 6 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBehave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
Synonympose
Narrowerattitudinize, attitudiniseassume certain affected attitudes
Broaderbehave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryBehave in a certain manner
Spanishfigurar
Catalanfardar, presumir
English > posture: 6 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningassume a posture as for artistic purposes.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsmodel, pose, sit
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
NarrowerrampBe rampant
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishposar
Catalanposar
Nounsposturethe arrangement of the body and its limbs

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