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Definitions and Synonyms of posture | Another word for posture | What is posture?

Definition 1: the arrangement of the body and its limbs - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where posture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he assumed an attitude of surrender

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of posture ) a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command

(... is a kind of posture ) (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

(... is a kind of posture ) standing posture

(... is a kind of posture ) an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about

(... is a kind of posture ) a posture of defence in boxing or fencing

"keep your guard up"

(... is a kind of posture ) (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)

(... is a kind of posture ) abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)

(... is a kind of posture ) (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal

"Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"

(... is a kind of posture ) a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

(... is a kind of posture ) a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

(... is a kind of posture ) a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga

(... is a kind of posture ) a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination

(... is a kind of posture ) the position of being turned outward

"the eversion of the foot"

(... is a kind of posture ) a reclining position (as in a bed)

(... is a kind of posture ) classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet

(... are attributes of posture) upright in position or posture

"an erect stature" "erect flower stalks" "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression" "a column still vertical amid the ruins" "he sat bolt upright"

(... are attributes of posture) not upright in position or posture

Definition 2: characteristic way of bearing one's body - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where posture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stood with good posture

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of posture ) manner of walking

"he had a funny walk"

(... is a kind of posture ) a stooping carriage in standing and walking

(... is a kind of posture ) beautiful carriage

(... is a kind of posture ) the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant

Definition 3: capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where posture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we faced an army of great strength
  • politicians have neglected our military posture

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

"he worked to the limits of his capability"

(... is a kind of posture ) naval strength

(... is a kind of posture ) (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

(posture belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a rationalized mental attitude - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

"he had the attitude that work was fun"

(... is a kind of posture ) a firm and uncompromising stance or position

"the governor took a hard line on drugs"

(... is a kind of posture ) a mental position from which things are viewed

"we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians" "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Definition 5: assume a posture as for artistic purposes - [verb of perception]

Samples where posture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

(... is a kind of posture ) be rampant

"the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"

(posture belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Samples where posture or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!
  • She postured and made a total fool of herself

Synonyms for posture in the sense of this definition

(posture is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

(... is a kind of posture ) assume certain affected attitudes

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