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Meaning & Definition of Pose in English





1. Affected manners intended to impress others

  • "Don't put on airs with me"
  • airs,
  • pose

2. A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

  • pose

3. A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

  • affectation,
  • mannerism,
  • pose,
  • affectedness


1. Introduce

  • "This poses an interesting question"
  • present,
  • pose

2. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes

  • "We don't know the woman who posed for leonardo so often"
  • model,
  • pose,
  • sit,
  • posture

3. Pretend to be someone you are not

  • Sometimes with fraudulent intentions
  • "She posed as the czar's daughter"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • perplex,
  • vex,
  • stick,
  • get,
  • puzzle,
  • mystify,
  • baffle,
  • beat,
  • pose,
  • bewilder,
  • flummox,
  • stupefy,
  • nonplus,
  • gravel,
  • amaze,
  • dumbfound

Examples of using

Tom wanted Mary to pose in the nude for his painting, but she refused to do so.
When you pose a question, you expect an answer.
In Ankara, I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security.