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Pose meaning

pose - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  4. 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!"; " She postured and made a total fool of herself"
  5. 5. Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast.
  6. 6. A cold in the head; catarrh.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To interrogate; to question.
  11. 11. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
  12. 12. To puzzle; bring to a stand; place.

pose - examples of usage

  1. " I won't pose," he answered, " and you have got to listen to me. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. As he merely shook his head, and filled his pipe, she went on: " It's a bit of a pose, isn't it?" - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Rodney had completely dropped his pose as a man of the world, and seemed to be asking Henry to help him in a difficulty. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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