Definitions for posepoʊz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. airs, pose(noun)

    affected manners intended to impress others

    "don't put on airs with me"

  2. pose(noun)

    a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

  3. affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness(verb)

    a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

  4. present, pose(verb)


    "This poses an interesting question"

  5. model, pose, sit, posture(verb)

    assume a posture as for artistic purposes

    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"

  6. pose, impersonate, personate(verb)

    pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions

    "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

  7. pose, posture(verb)

    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"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pose(adj)

    standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast

  2. Pose(noun)

    a cold in the head; catarrh

  3. Pose(verb)

    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

  4. Pose(verb)

    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

  5. Pose(verb)

    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

  6. Pose(verb)

    to interrogate; to question

  7. Pose(verb)

    to question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand

  8. Origin: [Shortened from appose, for oppose. See 2d Appose, Oppose.]


  1. Palm OS Emulator

    Descended from Copilot, Palm OS Emulator is used for writing, testing, and debugging Palm OS applications. Palm OS Emulator emulates Motorola 68000-class devices and has intimate knowledge of Palm OS's inner working, allowing for the close monitoring of correct application operation. Unlike Xcopilot, Palm OS Emulator will not boot uClinux. By using "skin" files, Palm OS Emulator could very closely mimic the appearance of many models of Palm handheld. All versions of Palm OS Emulator require a file containing the ROM image to boot. ROM image files can be obtained from PalmSource, or downloaded from a real Palm device. Palm OS Emulator supported Palm models produced by Palm, Handera, Handspring, and Symbol. Palm OS handhelds produced by Sony were supported by a separate, Sony-specific fork of Palm OS Emulator. Both Copilot and Palm OS Emulator are released under the GPL v2. Versions were developed by Palm, Inc. for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix platforms. The Sony fork was only released for Windows. Palm OS Emulator supports Palm OS 4.x and earlier. It cannot support Palm OS 5.x and later, as those versions are based on the ARM processor.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pose' in Verbs Frequency: #580

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hal Buell:

    Joe did not pose that picture.

  2. Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray:

    Being natural is simply a pose.

  3. Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband":

    To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.

  4. John Dewey:

    Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers.

Translations for pose

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • stellen, posieren, legen, PoseGerman
  • pose, posarSpanish
  • پزPersian
  • poseerataFinnish
  • pose, représenter, poser, mettre, constituerFrench
  • porreItalian
  • ポーズをつくる, ポーズ, 置くJapanese
  • pozaLatvian
  • poserenDutch
  • posere, anbringe, representere, stilleNorwegian
  • озадачивать, ставить, представить, позировать, класть, располагать, поза, задавать, представлять, положить, расположить, задать, озадачить, поставитьRussian
  • pose, poseraSwedish

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