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English noun: posture

1. posture (attribute) the arrangement of the body and its limbs


SamplesHe assumed an attitude of surrender.


Synonymsattitude, position


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)asana, ballet position, decubitus, ectopia, eversion, guard, lithotomy position, lotus position, missionary position, order arms, pose, presentation, sprawl, sprawling, stance, tuck


Attributeerect, unerect, upright, vertical

2. posture (attribute) characteristic way of bearing one's body


SamplesStood with good posture.


Synonymsbearing, carriage


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)awkwardness, clumsiness, gracefulness, manner of walking, slouch, walk

3. posture (cognition) a rationalized mental attitude


Synonymsposition, stance


Broader (hypernym)attitude, mental attitude


Narrower (hyponym)hard line, point of view, stand, standpoint, viewpoint

4. posture (attribute) capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war


SamplesWe faced an army of great strength.
Politicians have neglected our military posture.


Synonymsmilitary capability, military posture, military strength, strength


Broader (hypernym)capability, capableness


Narrower (hyponym)firepower, sea power


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


English verb: posture

1. posture (social) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others


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


Synonymspose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport


Narrower (hyponym)attitudinise, attitudinize

2. posture (perception) assume a posture as for artistic purposes


SamplesWe don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often.


Synonymsmodel, pose, sit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose


Narrower (hyponym)ramp


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production









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