Associations to the word «Pose»


POSE, noun. (archaic) Common cold, head cold; catarrh.
POSE, verb. (transitive) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect.
POSE, verb. (transitive) Ask; set (a test, quiz, riddle, etc.).
POSE, verb. (transitive) To constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc.).
POSE, verb. (intransitive) Assume or maintain a pose; strike an attitude.
POSE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To interrogate; to question.
POSE, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
POSE, noun. Position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body).
POSE, noun. Affectation.
POSE, verb. (obsolete) To ask (someone) questions; to interrogate.
POSE, verb. (now rare) to puzzle, non-plus, or embarrass with difficult questions.
POSE, verb. (now rare) To perplex or confuse (someone).
POSÉ, adjective. (heraldry) (of a beast) Standing still, with all the feet on the ground.

Dictionary definition

POSE, noun. Affected manners intended to impress others; "don't put on airs with me".
POSE, noun. A posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes.
POSE, noun. A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.
POSE, verb. Introduce; "This poses an interesting question".
POSE, verb. Assume a posture as for artistic purposes; "We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often".
POSE, verb. Pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter".
POSE, verb. 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, verb. 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".
POSE, verb. 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".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.