pose

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[[t]poʊz[/t]]
v. posed, pos•ing, n.
1) to assume or hold a physical position or attitude, as for an artistic purpose:
to pose for a painter[/ex]
2) cvb to pretend to be what one is not, esp. in order to impress or deceive; assume a false character:
to pose as a police officer[/ex]
3) to behave in an affected manner
4) to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, etc:
to pose a group for a photograph[/ex]
5) to assert, state, or put forward; present:
That poses a problem[/ex]
6) to put or place
7) a bodily attitude or posture, esp. one assumed deliberately, as for an artistic purpose
8) a mental attitude or posture, esp. one that is studied or assumed for effect; affectation:
His liberalism is merely a pose[/ex]
9) the act or period of posing, as for a picture
Etymology: 1325–75; ME < MF poser < LL pausāre to stop, cease, rest, der. of L pausa pause II
pose
[[t]poʊz[/t]] v. t. posed, pos•ing
to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem
Etymology: 1520–30; aph. var. of obs. appose, var. of oppose, used in sense of L appōnere to put to

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  • pose — [ poz ] n. f. • 1694; de poser 1 ♦ Action de poser, mise en place. La pose d une moquette, de rideaux, d une serrure... par un ouvrier. Pose d un vernis à ongles. Cérémonie de la pose de la première pierre (d un bâtiment). Pose d un rail, d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • posé — pose [ poz ] n. f. • 1694; de poser 1 ♦ Action de poser, mise en place. La pose d une moquette, de rideaux, d une serrure... par un ouvrier. Pose d un vernis à ongles. Cérémonie de la pose de la première pierre (d un bâtiment). Pose d un rail, d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pose — 1. (pô z ) s. f. 1°   Action de poser, de mettre en place. La pose d un tapis, d une sonnette.    Terme d architecture. Action de poser une pierre dans une construction.    Pose de la première pierre d un monument, cérémonie qui a lieu quand on… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • posé — posé, ée (pô zé, zée) part. passé de poser. 1°   Mis en une certaine place. Un vase posé sur un buffet. •   Cet oiseau [le friquet], lorsqu il est posé, ne cesse de se remuer, de se tourner, de frétiller, BUFF. Ois. t. VI, p. 231. •   À onze… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pose — Sf künstliche Haltung erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Im Rahmen der Künstlersprache entlehnt aus frz. pose Stellung , zu frz. poser legen, stellen , das auf l. pōnere zurückgeht. Verb: posieren; im Bereich des Bodybuilding auch… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • pose — [n] artificial position act, affectation, air, attitude, attitudinizing, bearing, carriage, facade, fake, false show, front, guise, mannerism, masquerade, mien, positure, posture, posturing, pretense, pretension, role, stance, stand; concepts 633 …   New thesaurus

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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