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.
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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
Joe did not pose that picture.
Being natural is simply a pose.
Global developments pose ongoing risks.
To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up.
Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
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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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