Search Result for "posing":
1. (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait);
- Example: "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
[syn: sitting, posing]
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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "posing": acting, affectation, aping, appearance, attitudinarianism, attitudinizing, bluff, bluffing, characterization, cheating, color, coloring, deception, delusion, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, dumb show, embodiment, enacting, enactment, facade, face, fakery, faking, false air, false front, false show, falsity, feigning, feint, four-flushing, fraud, front, gilt, gloss, humbug, humbuggery, imitation, impersonation, imposture, incarnation, masquerade, meretriciousness, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, ostentation, outward show, pantomime, pantomiming, peacockery, peacockishness, performance, performing, personation, personification, playacting, playing, portrayal, pose, posture, posturing, pretense, pretension, pretext, representation, seeming, semblance, sham, show, simulacrum, simulation, speciousness, varnish, window dressing