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pose 1

 (pōz)
v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
n.
1.
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.

[Middle English posen, to place, from Old French poser, from Vulgar Latin *pausāre, from Late Latin pausāre, to rest, from Latin pausa, pause; see pause.]

pos′a·ble adj.

pose 2

 (pōz)
tr.v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es Archaic
To puzzle, confuse, or baffle.

[Short for appose, to examine closely (from Middle English apposen, alteration of opposen; see oppose) and from French poser, to assume (obsolete) (from Old French; see pose1).]

pose

(pəʊz)
vb
1. to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
2. (often foll by: as) to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)
3. (intr) to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others
4. (tr) to put forward, ask, or assert: to pose a question.
n
5. (Art Terms) a physical attitude, esp one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer
6. a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect
[C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausāre to cease, put down (influenced by Latin pōnere to place)]

pose

(pəʊz)
vb (tr)
1. rare to puzzle or baffle
2. archaic to question closely
[C16: from obsolete appose, from Latin appōnere to put to, set against; see oppose]

pose1

(poʊz)

v. posed, pos•ing,
n. v.i.
1. 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.
3. to behave in an affected manner.
v.t.
4. 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.
n.
7. 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.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French poser < Late Latin pausāre to stop, cease, rest, derivative of Latin pausa pause]

pose2

(poʊz)

v.t. posed, pos•ing.
to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem.
[1520–30; aph. variant of obsolete appose, variant of oppose, used in sense of Latin appōnere to put to]

Pose

 a hoard or secret store.
Examples: pose of English nobles (coins), 1549; of silver and treasure, 1816; of treasure, 1637.

pose


Past participle: posed
Gerund: posing

Imperative
pose
pose
Present
I pose
you pose
he/she/it poses
we pose
you pose
they pose
Preterite
I posed
you posed
he/she/it posed
we posed
you posed
they posed
Present Continuous
I am posing
you are posing
he/she/it is posing
we are posing
you are posing
they are posing
Present Perfect
I have posed
you have posed
he/she/it has posed
we have posed
you have posed
they have posed
Past Continuous
I was posing
you were posing
he/she/it was posing
we were posing
you were posing
they were posing
Past Perfect
I had posed
you had posed
he/she/it had posed
we had posed
you had posed
they had posed
Future
I will pose
you will pose
he/she/it will pose
we will pose
you will pose
they will pose
Future Perfect
I will have posed
you will have posed
he/she/it will have posed
we will have posed
you will have posed
they will have posed
Future Continuous
I will be posing
you will be posing
he/she/it will be posing
we will be posing
you will be posing
they will be posing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been posing
you have been posing
he/she/it has been posing
we have been posing
you have been posing
they have been posing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been posing
you will have been posing
he/she/it will have been posing
we will have been posing
you will have been posing
they will have been posing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been posing
you had been posing
he/she/it had been posing
we had been posing
you had been posing
they had been posing
Conditional
I would pose
you would pose
he/she/it would pose
we would pose
you would pose
they would pose
Past Conditional
I would have posed
you would have posed
he/she/it would have posed
we would have posed
you would have posed
they would have posed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pose - affected manners intended to impress otherspose - affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
affectedness - the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
2.pose - a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
posture, attitude, position - the arrangement of the body and its limbs; "he assumed an attitude of surrender"
3.pose - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated displaypose - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
attitude - a theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"
radical chic - an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them
Verb1.pose - introduce; "This poses an interesting question"
constitute, make up, comprise, be, represent - form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
2.pose - assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
ramp - be rampant; "the lion is rampant in this heraldic depiction"
3.pose - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
masquerade - pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"
deceive, lead astray, betray - cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
4.pose - 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"
deport, comport, acquit, behave, conduct, bear, carry - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
attitudinise, attitudinize - assume certain affected attitudes
5.pose - 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"
put in, stick in, inclose, insert, introduce, enclose - introduce; "Insert your ticket here"
docket - place on the docket for legal action; "Only 5 of the 120 cases docketed were tried"
cock - set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
postpose - place after another constituent in the sentence; "Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them"
prepose - place before another constituent in the sentence; "English preposes the adpositions; Japanese postposes them"
step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
stratify - form, arrange, or deposit in layers; "The fish are stratified in barrels"; "The rock was stratified by the force of the water"; "A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses"
plant - place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment"
intersperse - place at intervals in or among; "intersperse exclamation marks in the text"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
pile - place or lay as if in a pile; "The teacher piled work on the students until the parents protested"
arrange, set up - put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"
superimpose, superpose, lay over - place on top of; "can you superimpose the two images?"
superpose - place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
park - place temporarily; "park the car in the yard"; "park the children with the in-laws"; "park your bag in this locker"
ensconce, settle - fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
dispose - place or put in a particular order; "the dots are unevenly disposed"
emplace - put into place or position; "the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar"
emplace - provide a new emplacement for guns
ship - place on board a ship; "ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel"
underlay - put (something) under or beneath; "They underlaid the shingles with roofing paper"
trench - set, plant, or bury in a trench; "trench the fallen soldiers"; "trench the vegetables"
pigeonhole - place into a small compartment
shelve - place on a shelf; "shelve books"
jar - place in a cylindrical vessel; "jar the jam"
repose - to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
sign - place signs, as along a road; "sign an intersection"; "This road has been signed"
middle - put in the middle
parallelize - place parallel to one another
butt - place end to end without overlapping; "The frames must be butted at the joints"
recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
reposition - place into another position
throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
tee, tee up - place on a tee; "tee golf balls"
rack up - place in a rack; "rack pool balls"
coffin - place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"
bed - put to bed; "The children were bedded at ten o'clock"
appose - place side by side or in close proximity
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
sow, seed - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
misplace - place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position; "misplaced modifiers"
juxtapose - place side by side; "The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors"
set down - put or settle into a position; "The hotel was set down at the bottom of the valley"
bottle - put into bottles; "bottle the mineral water"
bucket - put into a bucket
barrel - put in barrels
ground - place or put on the ground
pillow, rest - rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
mislay, misplace, lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"
upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
seat, sit down, sit - show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"
seat - place in or on a seat; "the mother seated the toddler on the high chair"
6.pose - be a mystery or bewildering topose - 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"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"

pose

verb
1. present, cause, produce, create, lead to, result in, constitute, give rise to His ill health poses serious problems.
2. ask, state, advance, put, set, submit, put forward, posit, propound When I posed the question `Why?', he merely shrugged.
3. position yourself, sit, model, strike a pose, arrange yourself The six foreign ministers posed for photographs.
4. put on airs, affect, posture, show off (informal), showboat, strike an attitude, attitudinize He criticized them for posing pretentiously.
noun
1. posture, position, bearing, attitude, stance, mien (literary) We have had several sittings in various poses.
2. act, role, façade, air, front, posturing, pretence, masquerade, mannerism, affectation, attitudinizing In many writers modesty is a pose, but in him it seems to be genuine.
pose as something or someone impersonate, pretend to be, sham, feign, profess to be, masquerade as, pass yourself off as The team posed as drug dealers to trap the ringleaders.

pose

verb
1. To assume a particular position, as for a portrait:
2. To assume an exaggerated or unnatural attitude or pose:
Idiom: strike an attitude.
3. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is:
Idiom: pass oneself off as.
4. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
5. To state, as an idea, for consideration:
6. To seek an answer to (a question):
noun
1. The way in which one is placed or arranged:
2. The way in which a person holds or carries his or her body:
3. Artificial behavior adopted to impress others:
Translations
تَظاهُر، وَضْع مُتَكَلَّفوِضْعِيَّه، وِقْفَهيَتَظاهَر، يَدَّعي أنهيَجْلِس إلى رَسّام، يَقِف لاتخاذ صورَهيَطْرَحُ سؤالا
nastolitpolohapoložitpostojpóza
facadepåtagethedposerepositurstille
leggja fyriròykjast verastaîa, stellingstilla sér uppuppgerî
izvirzīt/uzdotpozapozētstāvoklisuzdoties
pózapózovaťzaujať postoj
çıkarmakduruşkendine ... süsü vermekpozpoz vermek

pose

[pəʊz]
A. N
1. [of body] → postura f, actitud f
2. (fig) → afectación f, pose f
it's only a posees pura pose
B. VT
1. (= position) → hacer posar
he posed the model in the position he wantedhizo que la modelo posara como él quería
2. [+ problem, question, difficulty] → plantear; [+ threat] → representar, encerrar
C. VI
1. (= place o.s.) → colocarse; (for artist etc) → posar
she once posed for Picassouna vez posó para Picasso
2. (affectedly) → presumir, hacer pose
3. to pose as (= pretend to be) → hacerse pasar por; (= disguise o.s. as) → disfrazarse de

pose

[ˈpəʊz]
npose f
to strike a pose → poser (pour la galerie)
(pejorative)affectation f
viposer
to pose for sth [+ painting, photograph] → poser pour qch
(= pretend) to pose as sb → se faire passer pour qn
vt
[+ question] → poser
this poses the question ... → cela nous conduit à nous poser la question suivante ...
[+ problem] → poser, créer
to pose a threat to sth → représenter une menace pour qch

pose

n
(= position, attitude)Haltung f; (of model, also pej) → Pose f, → Haltung f; to take up a pose (model) → eine Pose or Haltung einnehmen; to hold a poseeine Pose or Haltung beibehalten; to strike a (dramatic) posesich (dramatisch) in Positur werfen; she’s always striking posessie benimmt sich immer so theatralisch
(= affectation)Pose f, → Gehabe nt; (= façade)Fassade f
vt
(= position) modelaufstellen
(= put forward) question, problemvortragen; the question posed by his speechdie in seiner Rede aufgeworfene Frage
(= formulate) question, problemformulieren
(= constitute, present) difficulties, problemaufwerfen; threatdarstellen; this could pose a health riskdas könnte eine Gesundheitsgefährdung darstellen
vi
(= model)posieren, Modell sitzen/stehen; to pose (in the) nudefür einen Akt posieren or Modell sitzen/stehen; to pose for photographsfür Fotografien posieren
(= attitudinize)posieren, sich in Pose werfen
(= present oneself as) to pose assich ausgeben als

pose

[pəʊz]
1. nposa
to strike a pose → mettersi in posa
it's only a pose (fig) → è tutta una posa
2. vt
a. (person) → mettere in posa
b. (problem, difficulty) → porre, creare; (question) → fare
3. vi (for artist, also) (fig) (attitudinize) → posare; (pretend to be) to pose asatteggiarsi a, posare a
to pose as a policeman → farsi passare per un poliziotto

pose1

(pəuz) noun
1. a position or attitude of the body. a relaxed pose.
2. a false manner or way of behaving assumed in order to impress others; a pretence. His indignation was only a pose.
verb
1. to position oneself eg for a photograph to be taken. She posed in the doorway.
2. (with as) to pretend to be. He posed as a doctor.

pose2

(pəuz) verb
to set or offer (a question or problem) for answering or solving. He posed a difficult question; This poses a problem.
References in classic literature ?
Sup- pose this--suppose all of the wheat, the corn, the oats, the peas, the potatoes, were all by some mira- cle swept away.
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
Nevertheless, leaning back in his chair, he had allowed a large white handkerchief to depend gracefully from his fingers--a pose at once suggesting easy and elegant langour.
The nails of this white hand were still rosy, and the pose of the extended fingers seemed to express an eloquent welcome to the long-lost light of day.
Sup pose I could come to Frank, as my fat her said I should come to him --
Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know," cried Lord Henry, laughing; and the two young men went out into the garden together and ensconced themselves on a long bamboo seat that stood in the shade of a tall laurel bush.
It is not even ornamental or adaptable to any other pur- pose.
Suzanne was one of his favorites, a clever, ambitious girl, made of the stuff of a Sophie Arnold, and handsome withal, as the handsomest courtesan invited by Titian to pose on black velvet for a model of Venus; although her face, fine about the eyes and forehead, degenerated, lower down, into commonness of outline.
Well, let us go down to your hut, where you can take the oath, and I will write out the order, I sup pose you have a Bible?
There was a sardonic sincerity in Strickland which made me sensitive to anything that might suggest a pose.
Pierre went with her to the bed on which the sick man had been laid in a stately pose in keeping with the ceremony just completed.
I saw him parting from her a good while ago, and just now I found her in that magnificent pose.