attitude-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a mental outlook, habitual viewpoint

Commentary: ATTITUDE[+state][+mental][+viewpoint][+habitual]

Let's try to keep a positive attitude about this situation.
The new mayor has a tough attitude on street crime.
It is difficult to change attitudes instilled by generations of prejudice.
He projects a bad attitude about everything at work.
Changing latitude can change one's attitude, especially in the winter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a physical posture or positioning of the body

Commentary: ATTITUDE[+state][+physical][+posture][+body]

The statue was in an attitude of repose, with the arms resting in the lap.
Sally can maintain the attitude of a full headstand for ten minutes.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a theatrical, imitative characterization of something

Commentary: ATTITUDE[+activity][+gesture][+characterization][+theatrical]

You need to strike a certain attitude to play the villain in that Victorian melodrama.
The man resumed the attitude of a limping pauper.
The children maintained the attitudes of different jungle animals, growling and jumping and twisting.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the orientation of a flying craft relative to a frame of reference

Commentary: ATTITUDE[+location][+spatial][+relative][+orientation][+craft][+flying]

The plane's attitude was such that it was flying upside-down relative to the ground.
The attitude of the space shuttle made its track appear to follow a parabola across the sky.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: assertive behavior

Commentary: ATTITUDE[+action][+behavior][+assertive]
NOTE: implies genuine behavioral traits, not imitative of others (see Sense 3)

I asked the waiter for a fork and all I got was attitude.
Those kids on the street corner have a lot of attitude.
It's an all-terrain vehicle with some attitude! (figurative extension)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b, 1c

Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)