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"
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
Origin: [Shortened from appose, for oppose. See 2d Appose, Oppose.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pōz, n. a position: an attitude, either natural or assumed.—v.i. to assume an attitude.—v.t. to put in a suitable attitude: to posit. [Fr.,—poser, to place—Low L. pausare, to cease—L. pausa, pause—Gr. pausis. Between Fr. poser and L. ponĕre, positum, there has been confusion, which has influenced the derivatives of both words.]
pōz, v.t. to puzzle: to perplex by questions: to bring to a stand.—ns. Pō′ser, one who, or that which, poses: a difficult question; Pō′sing.—adv. Pō′singly. [M. E. apposen, a corr. of oppose, which in the schools meant to 'argue against.']
po-zā′, adj. (her.) standing still.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pose' in Verbs Frequency: #580
The numerical value of pose in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Being natural is simply a pose.
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
When we pose as a victim, we quickly filed our patent of victim. (Quand en victime, on se pose, - Son brevet, vite, on dépose.)
The Council determined that material financial distress at this company - if it were to occur - could pose a threat to U.S. financial stability.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you
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Translations for pose
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- stellen, posieren, legen, PoseGerman
- pose, posarSpanish
- pose, représenter, poser, mettre, constituerFrench
- ポーズをつくる, ポーズ, 置くJapanese
- posere, anbringe, representere, stilleNorwegian
- озадачивать, ставить, представить, позировать, класть, располагать, поза, задавать, представлять, положить, расположить, задать, озадачить, поставитьRussian
- pose, poseraSwedish
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