7.1 Posture

Use this domain for general words indicating the posture or stance of a person's body. Use the domains in this section for specific words for postures and for moving parts of the body. Many of these words have two meanings. One meaning is stative, indicating that the body is in a particular posture, but not moving. The other meaning is active, indicating that the person is moving his body into a particular posture. Some of these words can be used of animals or even things, if the things are perceived as being similar in posture to that of a human body.

OMC Codes: 
516 Postures
Louw Nida Codes: 
17 Stances and Events Related to Stances
  • What general words refer to a person's posture?
    posture, stance, pose, position
  • What general words refer to changing your posture?
    change your posture/stance, pose, shift, squirm