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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Posture  \Pos"ture\  (?;  135),  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.  --Howell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Posture  \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)  [web1913]: 
  Posture  \Pos"ture\  (?;  135),  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  positura,  fr 
  ponere  positum  to  place  See  {Position}.] 
  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. 
  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.]  --Milton. 
  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. 
  Syn:  Attitude;  position.  See  {Attitude}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 
  v  :  as  for  artistic  purposes  [syn:  {model},  {pose},  {sit}] 

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