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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pos·ture /ˈpɑsʧɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pos·ture /ˈpɑsʧɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Postured p. pr. & vb. n. Posturing.] To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·ture, v. i.
 1. To assume a particular posture or attitude; to contort the body into artificial attitudes, as an acrobat or contortionist; also, to pose.
 2. Fig.: To assume a character; as, to posture as a saint.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·ture n.
 1. The position of the body; the situation or disposition of the several parts of the body with respect to each other, or for a particular purpose; especially Fine Arts, the position of a figure with regard to the several principal members by which action is expressed; attitude.
    Atalanta, the posture of whose limbs was so lively expressed . . . one would have sworn the very picture had run.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 In most strange postures
 We have seen him set himself.   --Shak.
    The posture of a poetic figure is a description of his heroes in the performance of such or such an action.   --Dryden.
 2. Place; position; situation. [Obs.]
    His [man's] noblest posture and station in this world.   --Sir M. Hale.
 3. State or condition, whether of external circumstances, or of internal feeling and will; disposition; mood; as, a posture of defense; the posture of affairs.
    The several postures of his devout soul.   --Atterbury.
 Syn: -- Attitude; position. See Attitude.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: position or arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he
           assumed an attitude of surrender" [syn: position, attitude]
      2: characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good
         posture" [syn: carriage, bearing]
      3: a rationalized mental attitude [syn: position, stance]
      4: capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect
         the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great
         strength"; "politicians have neglected our military
         posture" [syn: military capability, military strength,
          strength, military posture]
      v 1: behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others;
           "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to
           impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool
           of herself" [syn: pose]
      2: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know
         the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model,
         pose, sit]