pose meaning

[ pəuz ] Pronunciation:   "pose" in a sentence
Verb: pose  powz
  1. Introduce
    "This poses an interesting question"
    - present 
  2. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes
    "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
    - model, sit, posture 
  3. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
    - impersonate, personate 
  4. Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"
    - posture 
  5. Put into a certain place or abstract location
    - put, set, place, position, lay 
  6. Be a mystery or bewildering to
    - perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Noun: pose  powz
  1. Affected manners intended to impress others
    - airs 
  2. A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes 
  3. A deliberate pretence or exaggerated display
    - affectation, mannerism, affectedness

Derived forms: posed, poses, posing

See also: posed, poser, posing, unposed

Type of: acquit, affectedness, attitude, be, bear, bedevil, befuddle, behave, betray, carry, comport, comprise, conduct, confound, confuse, constitute, deceive, deport, discombobulate, displace, display, effeteness, exhibit, expose, feigning, fox, fuddle, lead astray, make up, move, position, posture, pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, pretense [N. Amer], represent, simulation, throw

Encyclopedia: Pose

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  1. the pose emphasized her high cheekbones.
  2. his concern for the poor is only a pose.
  3. you'll find that's the easiest pose.
  4. your cynicism is simply a pose.
  5. i would pose as an innocent boy.

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