Definitions of pose

  1. To put into or take an attitude, as for a portrait.
  2. To state as a proposition.
  3. To place in an attitude; to puzzle or perplex.
  4. To puzzle; bring to a stand; place.
  5. To assume an attitude; to put on a certain manner for effect.
  6. To assume an attitude.
  7. pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; " She posed as the Czar's daughter"
  8. introduce; " This poses an interesting question"
  9. behave affectedly in order to impress others; " Don't pay any attention to him-- he is always posing to impress his peers!"
  10. To puzzle; to bring to a stand.
  11. To put or bring to a stand by a question or by questions; to puzzle; to perplex by asking questions difficult to answer.
  12. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
  13. affected manners intended to impress others; " don't put on airs with me"
  14. a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
  15. assume a posture as for artistic purposes; " We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  16. 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"
  17. A cold in the head; catarrh.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To interrogate; to question.
  22. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
  23. Attitude or position; often, a manner put on for the sake of effect.
  24. A position: an attitude.
  25. An attitude or posture to be copied in a portrait or statue.
  26. Position; posture; attitude.
  27. In paint, and sculp., the attitude which the character represented is considered to have taken naturally; a position formally assumed for the sake of effect.
  28. An old medical term for a stuffing in the head from cold; a catarrh. Note.- Hooper suggests that this may be thereal origin of pose, to puzzle, meaning in the firstinstance " to stupefy.".
  29. Said of a lion or beast, standing still with all its feet on the ground.
  30. In her., standing still with all his feet on the ground, as the attitude of a lion or other beast.