from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude. See Synonyms at posture.
- n. A state of mind or a feeling; disposition: had a positive attitude about work.
- n. An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.
- n. The orientation of an aircraft's axes relative to a reference line or plane, such as the horizon.
- n. The orientation of a spacecraft relative to its direction of motion.
- n. A position similar to an arabesque in which a ballet dancer stands on one leg with the other raised either in front or in back and bent at the knee.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The position of the body or way of carrying oneself; posture.
- n. Disposition or state of mind.
- n. A negative, irritating, or irritated attitude; posturing.
- n. The orientation of a vehicle or other object relative to the horizon, direction of motion, other objects, etc.
- n. A position similar to arabesque, but with the raised leg bent at the knee.
- v. To assume or to place in a particular position or orientation; to pose.
- v. To express an attitude through one's posture, bearing, tone of voice, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The posture, action, or disposition of a figure or a statue.
- n. The posture or position of a person or an animal, or the manner in which the parts of his body are disposed; position assumed or studied to serve a purpose
- n. Fig.: Position as indicating action, feeling, or mood
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Posture or position of the body, or the manner in which its parts are disposed; especially, a posture or position as indicating emotion, purpose, etc., or as appropriate to the performance of some act.
- n. Hence Any condition of things or relation of persons viewed as the expression of, or as affecting, feeling, opinion, intentions, etc.
- n. In geology, the particular position or relation which the land bears at any time to the ocean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
- n. the arrangement of the body and its limbs
- n. a theatrical pose created for effect
- n. position of aircraft or spacecraft relative to a frame of reference (the horizon or direction of motion)
French, from Italian attitudine, from Late Latin aptitūdō, aptitūdin-, faculty; see aptitude.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French attitude, from Italian attitudine ("attitude, aptness"), from Medieval Latin aptitudo ("aptitude"); see aptitude. (Wiktionary)