Definitions for posepoʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

posepoʊz(v.; n.)posed, pos•ing

  1. (v.i.)to assume or hold a physical position or attitude, as for an artistic purpose:

    to pose for a painter.

  2. 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.

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  3. to behave in an affected manner.

  4. (v.t.)to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, etc:

    to pose a group for a photograph.

  5. to assert, state, or put forward; present:

    That poses a problem.

  6. to put or place.

  7. (n.)a bodily attitude or posture, esp. one assumed deliberately, as for an artistic purpose.

  8. a mental attitude or posture, esp. one that is studied or assumed for effect; affectation:

    His liberalism is merely a pose.

  9. 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

posepoʊz(v.t.)posed, pos•ing.

  1. 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

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pose(verb)ʊz

    to hold your body in a position in order to have your photograph taken, to be painted, etc.

    to pose for the camera

  2. poseʊz

    to present or create sth dangerous or difficult

    criminals who no longer pose a threat to society; pesticides that may pose a health risk

  3. poseʊz

    show off

    Stop posing!

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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams of pose

  1. Opes

  2. Poes

Translations for pose

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a position or attitude of the body

a relaxed pose.

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