pos·ture /ˈpɑsʧɚ/ 名詞
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.
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.
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.
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,