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English Dictionary: pose by the DICT Development Group
7 results for pose
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me"
    Synonym(s): airs, pose
  2. a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
  3. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    Synonym(s): affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness
  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"
    Synonym(s): model, pose, sit, posture
  3. pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): 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"
    Synonym(s): perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pose \Pose\, n. [AS. gepose; of uncertain origin; cf. W. pas a
      cough, Skr. k[be]s to cough, and E. wheeze.]
      A cold in the head; catarrh. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
               He . . . posed before her as a hero.      --Thackeray.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pose \Pose\, v. t. [Shortened from appose, for oppose. See 2d
      {Appose}, {Oppose}.]
      1. To interrogate; to question. [Obs.] [bd]She . . . posed
            him and sifted him.[b8] --Bacon.
      2. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by
            questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
                     A question wherewith a learned Pharisee thought to
                     pose and puzzle him.                           --Barrow.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      ["POSE: A Language for Posing Problems to Computers",
      S. Schlesinger et al, CACM 10:279-285, May 1967].
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