Word of the Day: Posture

pos·ture /ˈpäsCHər/ noun:

1. the way in which your body is positioned when you are sitting or standing

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.” Morihei Ueshiba, 1883 – 1969

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.” Victor Hugo, 1802 – 1885

2. having a particular opinion or attitude concerning something or someone

We must take care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, in a respectable defensive posture” George Washington, 1732 – 1799

3. verb: to behave in a way that is intended to impress; to strike a pose for effect

pictured: members of the Jamestown Elks Lodge #263, NY.