Definitions for posepoʊz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
posepoʊz(v.; n.)posed, pos•ing
(v.i.)to assume or hold a physical position or attitude, as for an artistic purpose:
to pose for a painter.
to pretend to be what one is not, esp. in order to impress or deceive; assume a false character:
to pose as a police officer.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to behave in an affected manner.
(v.t.)to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, etc:
to pose a group for a photograph.
to assert, state, or put forward; present:
That poses a problem.
to put or place.
(n.)a bodily attitude or posture, esp. one assumed deliberately, as for an artistic purpose.
a mental attitude or posture, esp. one that is studied or assumed for effect; affectation:
His liberalism is merely a pose.
the act or period of posing, as for a picture.
Origin of pose:
1325–75; ME < MF poser < LL pausāre to stop, cease, rest, der. of L pausapause
to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem.
Origin of pose:
1520–30; aph. var. of obs. appose, var. of oppose , used in sense of L appōnere to put to
affected manners intended to impress others
"don't put on airs with me"
a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness(verb)
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
"This poses an interesting question"
model, pose, sit, posture(verb)
assume a posture as for artistic purposes
"We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
pose, impersonate, personate(verb)
pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
"She posed as the Czar's daughter"
behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)
put into a certain place or abstract location
"Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)
be a mystery or bewildering to
"This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to hold your body in a position in order to have your photograph taken, to be painted, etc.
to pose for the camera
to present or create sth dangerous or difficult
criminals who no longer pose a threat to society; pesticides that may pose a health risk
standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast
a cold in the head; catarrh
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
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
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
to interrogate; to question
to question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pose' in Verbs Frequency: #580
Translations for pose
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a position or attitude of the body
a relaxed pose.
- وِضْعِيَّه، وِقْفَهArabic
- posturaPortuguese (BR)
- poloha, postojCzech
- die PoseGerman
- stilling; positurDanish
- στάση του σώματοςGreek
- postura, poseSpanish
- طرز قرارگیری؛ ژستFarsi
- sikap tubuhIndonesian
- staða, stellingIcelandic
- 어떤 자세Korean
- laikysena, pozaLithuanian
- poza; stāvoklisLatvian
- stilling, positurNorwegian
- طرز قرارگیری؛ نشستنPersian
- كيناستل، ځان تكيه كولPashto
- pose, ställningSwedish
- poz, duruşTurkish
- 姿勢，姿態Chinese (Trad.)
- tư thếVietnamese
- 姿势，姿态Chinese (Simp.)
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