verb (used with object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
verb (used without object), pos·tured, pos·tur·ing.
- postural drainage,
- postural position,
- postural proteinuria,
- postural syncope,
- postural vertigo,
- posture sense,
- postvaccinal encephalitis,
Origin of posture
Examples from the Web for posture
He throws every fiber of his being into each performance, altering his posture, elocution, temperament, and more.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The researchers found that certain parameters, such as walking speed and posture, can affect the recognition of emotion.
When we need a strong, cooperative tone to the relationship, our current posture is seen as uncaring.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo|Frank G. Wisner|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were they to amend their posture, they would only be further isolating themselves.
Each step focuses on a different part of the guided meditation practice such as “breath”, “posture” and “mindset”.These 7 iPhone Apps for Meditation Make Us Want To Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale|Courtney Boyd Myers|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wether was lying sprawled on the ground, in a posture that nature neither intends nor permits.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune
This, of course, explains why posture is less fatiguing than other forms of activity.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
To a less degree visual signs also are involved: posture and facial expression of the subject, and movements of eyes and lips.Clever Hans|Oskar Pfungst
He lay there, quietly, on his side, in a posture of utter resignation to anguish.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
I hope we shall soon be in such a posture of defense as to bid them defiance.
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.