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pose 1

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.

[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

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).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posing - (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)posing - (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait); "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
References in classic literature ?
He looked at his canvas; he was working in colour, and had sketched in the day before the model who was posing.
I WAS so disappointed to see Serena Williams posing naked on the front of Vanity Fair.
When she moved to New York, people thought she was overzealous with her posing, but what made her different ended up being appreciated -- for the most part, she said.
The beautiful actress proves the fact by posing in various seductive poses for the magazine spread.
Posing, Composition, and Cropping: Master Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers teaches how to design better portraits that flatter subjects and focuses on the techniques of posing, composition and cropping to impart these basics.
Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers: A Complete Guide to Posing Singles, Couples, and Groups teaches how to build a relationship with a subject for optimum posing, how to get the pose without stress, and how to avoid common mistakes and cover common appearance issues.
The magazine also features the singer posing in a series of x-rated self-shot Polaroid images, including one where she tentatively lifts up her top to expose her bare breasts and clutches at them with her nails.
I'm no model but I'm getting better at posing ON PHOTOSHOOT
Summary: BEIRUT: A man posing as a salesman of religious icons robbed a home in Dora Wednesday after spraying a drug on the woman who opened the door, according to the National News Agency.
DANCING On Ice favourite Laura Hamilton has been ordered to stop posing in sexy outfits by her bosses at children's TV channel Nickelodeon.
Perceived self-efficacy beliefs have been found to be a strong predictor of mathematical performance while problem posing is considered fundamental in mathematical learning.
She seemed to be completely enjoying herself when she was posing in a way that I don't know she was able to in living her life.