verb (used with object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
Origin of posture
Synonyms for posture
Examples from the Web for postural
Historical Examples of postural
They are devised for disciplinary, postural, developmental, and health purposes.College Teaching
The chief principle of Dr Marshall Halls so-called ready method is the postural performance of artificial respiration.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
In long-standing cases the pain and discomfort may lead to a postural scoliosis (ischias-scoliotica).Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Word Origin for posture
c.1600, from French posture (16c.), from Italian postura "position, posture," from Latin positura "position, station," from postulus, past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position (n.)).
1620s, literal, from posture (n.). The figurative sense of "take up an artificial mental position" is attested from 1877. Related: Postured; posturing.