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NOUN (3)

1. affected manners intended to impress others;
- Example: "don't put on airs with me"
[syn: airs, pose]

2. a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes;

3. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display;
[syn: affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness]


VERB (6)

1. introduce;
- Example: "This poses an interesting question"
[syn: present, pose]

2. assume a posture as for artistic purposes;
- Example: "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
[syn: model, pose, sit, posture]

3. pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions;
- Example: "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
[syn: pose, impersonate, personate]

4. behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others;
- Example: "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"
- Example: "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
[syn: pose, posture]

5. put into a certain place or abstract location;
- Example: "Put your things here"
- Example: "Set the tray down"
- Example: "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"
- Example: "Place emphasis on a certain point"
[syn: put, set, place, pose, position, lay]

6. be a mystery or bewildering to;
- Example: "This beats me!"
- Example: "Got me--I don't know the answer!"
- Example: "a vexing problem"
- Example: "This question really stuck me"
[syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pose \Pose\, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] He . . . posed before her as a hero. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pos'e \Po`s['e]"\, a. [F., placed, posed.] (Her.) Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pose \Pose\, n. [AS. gepose; of uncertain origin; cf. W. pas a cough, Skr. k[=a]s to cough, and E. wheeze.] A cold in the head; catarrh. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pose \Pose\, n. [F. pose, fr. poser. See Pose, v. t.] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pose \Pose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Posed; p. pr. & vb. n. Posing.] [F. poser to place, to put, L. pausare to pause, in LL. also, to place, put, fr. L. pausa a pause, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make to cease, prob. akin to E. few. In compounds, this word appears corresponding to L. ponere to put, place, the substitution in French having been probably due to confusion of this word with L. positio position, fr. ponere. See Few, and cf. Appose, Dispose, Oppose, Pause, Repose, Position.] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pose \Pose\, v. t. [Shortened from appose, for oppose. See 2d Appose, Oppose.] 1. To interrogate; to question. [Obs.] "She . . . posed him and sifted him." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand. [1913 Webster] A question wherewith a learned Pharisee thought to pose and puzzle him. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pose n 1: affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me" [syn: airs, pose] 2: a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes 3: a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display [syn: affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness] v 1: introduce; "This poses an interesting question" [syn: present, pose] 2: assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model, pose, sit, posture] 3: pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: pose, 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!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself" [syn: pose, posture] 5: 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" [syn: put, set, place, pose, position, lay] 6: 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

224 Moby Thesaurus words for "pose": act, acting, action, actions, activity, acts, address, advance, affectation, affectedness, air, airs, appearance, arrange, ask, assert, attitude, attitudinarianism, attitudinize, attitudinizing, bearing, beck, beckon, befog, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, bewilder, bluff, bluffing, body language, bring before, bring forward, bring up, broach, cap, carriage, charade, cheating, chironomy, color, coloring, commend to attention, comportment, conduct, confound, confuse, culture pattern, custom, dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, deception, delusion, demeanor, deportment, disguise, display, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, dog, doing, doings, dumb show, extend, facade, face, fake, fakery, faking, false air, false front, false show, falsity, feign, feigning, feint, folkway, four-flushing, fraud, front, gesticulation, gesture, gesture language, gestures, gilt, give, gloss, goings-on, grandstand, guise, hand signal, hold out, humbug, humbuggery, imitate, impersonate, imposture, introduce, kinesics, launch, lay, lay before, lay down, lugs, maintien, make a motion, manner, mannerism, manners, masquerade, masquerade as, meretriciousness, method, methodology, methods, mien, mimic, model, modus vivendi, moot, motion, motions, move, movement, movements, moves, observable behavior, offer a resolution, open up, ostentation, outward show, pantomime, park, pass as, pass for, pass off, pattern, peacock, peacockery, peacockishness, perplex, place, playacting, poise, port, portray, pose as, pose for effect, posing, posit, position, post, postulate, posture, posturing, practice, praxis, predicate, prefer, presence, present, pretend, pretend to be, pretense, pretension, pretext, prettiness, procedure, proceeding, profess, proffer, propose, proposition, propound, purport, put, put forth, put forward, put it to, put on airs, puzzle, query, question, recommend, represent, representation, seat, seeming, semblance, set, set before, set forth, set up, sham, show, show off, shrug, sign language, simulacrum, simulation, sit, social science, speciousness, stance, start, station, stick, strike a pose, strike an attitude, strut, stumble, style, submit, suggest, tactics, tender, tone, varnish, way, way of life, ways, window dressing
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

POSE Palm Operating System Emulator (Palm)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

POSE query language written in 1967. ["POSE: A Language for Posing Problems to Computers", S. Schlesinger et al, CACM 10:279-285, May 1967]. (1996-12-09)