Definition of Pose

1. Noun. Affected manners intended to impress others. "Don't put on airs with me"

Exact synonyms: Airs
Generic synonyms: Affectedness

2. Verb. Introduce. "This poses an interesting question"
Exact synonyms: Present
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent

3. Noun. A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes.
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Position, Posture

4. Verb. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes. "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
Exact synonyms: Model, Posture, Sit
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Display, Exhibit, Expose
Specialized synonyms: Ramp
Derivative terms: Model, Poser, Posing, Posture, Sitter, Sitting

5. Noun. A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.
Exact synonyms: Affectation, Affectedness, Mannerism
Generic synonyms: Feigning, Pretence, Pretending, Pretense, Simulation
Specialized synonyms: Attitude, Radical Chic

6. Verb. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions. "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
Exact synonyms: Impersonate, Personate
Specialized synonyms: Masquerade
Generic synonyms: Betray, Deceive, Lead Astray
Derivative terms: Impersonation, Impersonation, Impersonator, Personation, Personation, Poser

7. Verb. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others. "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
Exact synonyms: Posture
Generic synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Comport, Conduct, Deport
Specialized synonyms: Attitudinise, Attitudinize

8. Verb. Put into a certain place or abstract location. "They pose the bags on the table"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

9. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will pose her"; "This question really stuck me"

Definition of Pose

1. n. A cold in the head; catarrh.

2. n. The attitude or position of a person; the position of the body or of any member of the body; especially, a position formally assumed for the sake of effect; an artificial position; as, the pose of an actor; the pose of an artist's model or of a statue.

3. v. t. To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect; to arrange the posture and drapery of (a person) in a studied manner; as, to pose a model for a picture; to pose a sitter for a portrait.

4. v. i. To assume and maintain a studied attitude, with studied arrangement of drapery; to strike an attitude; to attitudinize; figuratively, to assume or affect a certain character; as, she poses as a prude.

5. v. t. To interrogate; to question.

Definition of Pose

1. Verb. (transitive) set in place, arrange ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) ask, set (a test or quiz) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) to constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc...) ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) assume or maintain a pose ¹

5. Noun. position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body) ¹

6. Noun. affectation ¹

7. Verb. (obsolete) To ask (someone) questions; to interrogate. ¹

8. Verb. (rare) To perplex or confuse (someone). ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) common cold, head cold ¹

10. Adjective. (heraldry of a beast) Standing still, with all the feet on the ground. ¹

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Definition of Pose

1. to assume a fixed position [v POSED, POSING, POSES] : POSABLE [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pose

pos pron
pose (current term)

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