posture

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɒstʃər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɑstʃɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(poschər)

Inflections of 'posture' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
postures
v 3rd person singular
posturing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
postured
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
postured
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
pos•ture /ˈpɑstʃɚ/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -tured, -tur•ing. 
n. 
  1. the position of the arms, legs, etc., or the way the body is held by a person when standing, etc.: [uncountable]She had poor posture as a child.[countable]She held several postures while the sculptor worked.
  2. a mental attitude or stance, as that adopted by a company or government:[countable]a low posture, in which we are seen as avoiding interference.

v. [no object]
  1. to act falsely, so as to create a certain impression:The negotiators were just posturing when they demanded such high wage increases.
See -pos-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
pos•ture  (poschər),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -tured, -tur•ing. 
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 or unnatural attitude:He struck a comic posture.
  4. a mental or spiritual attitude:His ideas reveal a defensive posture.
  5. one's image or policy as perceived by the public, other nations, etc.:The company wants to develop a more aggressive marketing posture.
  6. position, condition, or state, as of affairs.

v.t. 
  1. to place in a particular posture or attitude.
  2. to position, esp. strategically:to posture troops along a border.
  3. to develop a policy or stance for (oneself, a company, government, etc.):The White House postured itself for dealing with the fuel crisis.
  4. to adopt an attitude or take an official position on (a matter):The company postured that the court's ruling could be interpreted as being in its favor.

v.i. 
  1. to assume a particular posture.
  2. to assume affected or unnatural postures, as by bending or contorting the body.
  3. to act in an affected or artificial manner, as to create a certain impression.
postur•al, adj. 
postur•er, n. 
  • Latin positūra. See posit, -ure
  • Italian postura
  • French
  • 1595–1605
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  position. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
posture /ˈpɒstʃə/ n
  1. a position or attitude of the limbs or body
  2. a characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriage: to have good posture
  3. the disposition of the parts of a visible object
  4. a mental attitude or frame of mind
  5. a state, situation, or condition
  6. a false or affected attitude; pose
vb
  1. to assume or cause to assume a bodily position or attitude
  2. (intransitive) to assume an affected or unnatural bodily or mental posture; pose
Etymology: 17th Century: via French from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, from pōnere to place

ˈpostural adj ˈposturer n
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