What is the meaning of pose?


  • Affected manners intended to impress others.
    • usage: "don't put on airs with me"
  • A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes.
  • A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.


  • Introduce.
    • usage: "This poses an interesting question"
  • Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.
    • usage: "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often"
  • Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions.
    • usage: "She posed as the Czar's daughter"
  • Behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others.
    • usage: "Don't pay any attention to him-he is always posing to impress his peers"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
  • Put into a certain place or abstract location.
    • usage: "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
  • Be a mystery or bewildering to.
    • usage: "This beats me"; "Got me-I don't know the answer"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
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