Definition of Pose in English :

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Pose meaning in English

Meaning of Pose in English

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see synonyms of pose


1. airs, pose

affected manners intended to impress others

Example Sentences:
'don't put on airs with me'

2. pose

a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

3. affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display


4. pose, present


Example Sentences:
'This poses an interesting question'

5. model, pose, posture, sit

assume a posture as for artistic purposes

Example Sentences:
'We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often'

6. impersonate, personate, pose

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

Example Sentences:
'She posed as the Czar's daughter'

7. pose, posture

behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

Example Sentences:
'Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!'
'She postured and made a total fool of herself'

9. amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

be a mystery or bewildering to

Example Sentences:
'This beats me!'
'Got me--I don't know the answer!'
'a vexing problem'
'This question really stuck me'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pose
to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
2. (intransitive; often foll by as)
to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)
3. (intransitive)
to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others
4. (transitive)
to put forward, ask, or assert
to pose a question
a physical attitude, esp one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer
a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect
verb (transitive)
1. rare
to puzzle or baffle
2. archaic
to question closely

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see synonyms of pose
verb transitiveWord forms: posed or ˈposing
to put forth; assert (a claim, argument, etc.)
to put forward or propose (a question, problem, etc.)
to put (a model, photographic subject, etc.) in a certain position or attitude
verb intransitive
to assume a certain position or attitude, as in modeling for an artist
to strike attitudes for effect; attitudinize
to pretend to be what one is not; set oneself up (as)
to pose as an officer
a bodily attitude, esp. one held for or pictured by an artist, photographer, etc.
a way of behaving or speaking that is assumed for effect; pretense
verb transitiveWord forms: posed or ˈposing
to puzzle or disconcert, as by an almost unanswerable question; baffle

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pose
v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es
1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound: pose a question. See Synonyms at propose.
2. To present or constitute: a crisis that posed a threat to the country's stability.
3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
1. To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.
2. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is: conmen posing as police officers.
a. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer. See Synonyms at posture.
b. In yoga, an asana.
2. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others. See Synonyms at affectation.
tr.v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es
To puzzle, confuse, or baffle.

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