Meaning of POSTURE in English


I. pos ‧ ture /ˈpɒstʃə $ ˈpɑːstʃər/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: French ; Origin: Italian positura , from Latin positus ; ⇨ ↑ position 1 ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the way you position your body when sitting or standing

good/bad etc posture

Poor posture can lead to muscular problems.

her upright posture

2 . [singular] the way you behave or think in a particular situation

posture towards

He tends to adopt a defensive posture towards new ideas.

II. [m2]See main entry: ↑ posturing

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.