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Dictionary Definition

pose

Noun

1 affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me" [syn: airs]
2 a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
3 a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display [syn: affectation, mannerism, affectedness]

Verb

1 introduce; "This poses an interesting question" [syn: present]
2 assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often" [syn: model, sit, posture]
3 pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter" [syn: 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: 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, 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, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From etyl fro and etyl frm poser, from pausare influenced by etyl la ponere

Pronunciation

  • a UK /pəʊz/, /p@Uz/

Verb

  1. set in place, arrange
  2. ask, set (a test or quiz)
  3. assume or maintain a pose

Translations

set in place, arrange
ask, set (a test or quiz)
assume or maintain a pose

Noun

  1. position, arrangement (especially of the human body)
  2. affectation

Derived terms

Translations

position, arrangement (especially of the human body)
affectation

French

Noun

pose f
pose m
  1. extension (in telecommunications)

Verb form

pose
  1. first-, third-person singular indicative preseent of poser
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of poser
  3. second-person singular imperative of poser

Italian

Pronunciation

póse, /ˈpose/, /"pose/

Verb form

pose

Norwegian

Noun

pose m (definite singular posen; indefinite plural poser; definite plural posene)

Extensive Definition

"Pose" ("Pose" in Spanish), is the third single by Daddy Yankee released for promotion of the 2008 film Talento de Barrio.

References

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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