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Meaning & Definition of Pose in English

English

Pose

/poʊz/

noun

1. Affected manners intended to impress others

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

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

    synonym:
  • pose

3. A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

    synonym:
  • affectation
  • ,
  • mannerism
  • ,
  • pose
  • ,
  • affectedness

verb

1. Introduce

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

2. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes

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

3. Pretend to be someone you are not

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

Examples of using

I have a question to pose you.
They say that water tanks made from asbestos can pose a health risk.