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Inflections of ' ' ( posture ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) postures v 3rd person singular posturing v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." postured v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." postured v past p verb, 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.
the position of the arms, legs, etc., or the way the body is held by a person when standing, etc.: She had poor posture as a child. [ uncountable ] She held several postures while the sculptor worked. [ countable ]
a mental attitude or stance, as that adopted by a company or government: a low posture, in which we are seen as avoiding interference. [ countable ] v.
[no object ] 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
(pos ′chər), USA pronunciation n., v., -tured, -tur•ing. n.
the relative disposition of the parts of something.
the position of the limbs or the carriage of the body as a whole: poor posture; a sitting posture.
an affected or unnatural attitude: He struck a comic posture.
a mental or spiritual attitude: His ideas reveal a defensive posture.
one's image or policy as perceived by the public, other nations, etc.: The company wants to develop a more aggressive marketing posture.
position, condition, or state, as of affairs. v.t.
to place in a particular posture or attitude.
to position, esp. strategically: to posture troops along a border.
to develop a policy or stance for (oneself, a company, government, etc.): The White House postured itself for dealing with the fuel crisis.
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.
to assume a particular posture.
to assume affected or unnatural postures, as by bending or contorting the body. to act in an affected or artificial manner, as to create a certain impression.
pos ′tur•al, adj.
pos ′tur•er, n.
Latin positūra. See posit, - ure Italian postura French 1595–1605
2. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged position.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
posture / ˈpɒstʃə/ n a position or attitude of the limbs or body a characteristic manner of bearing the body; carriage: to have good posture the disposition of the parts of a visible object a mental attitude or frame of mind a state, situation, or condition a false or affected attitude; pose vb to assume or cause to assume a bodily position or attitude ( intransitive) to assume an affected or unnatural bodily or mental posture; pose Etymology: 17 th Century: via French from Italian postura, from Latin positūra, from pōnere to place ˈpostural adj ˈposturer n
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