Pose - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pəʊz|  American pronunciation of the word pose
Brit.  |pəʊz|  British pronunciation of the word pose


- affected manners intended to impress others (syn: airs)
- a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
- a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display (syn: affectation, mannerism)


- introduce (syn: present)
This poses an interesting question
- assume a posture as for artistic purposes (syn: model, posture, sit)
We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often
- pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions (syn: impersonate, personate)
She posed as the Czar's daughter
- behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others (syn: posture)
- put into a certain place or abstract location (syn: lay, place, position, put, set)
- be a mystery or bewildering to (syn: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex)

Extra examples

The photographs show the models in both clothed and nude poses.

Hold that pose. It will make a great photograph.

His disapproval of the war looks good to voters, but I bet it's just a pose.

The thief got into the house by posing as a television repairman.

The continuing increase in population numbers poses some awkward questions for the government.

This stand poses a threat to peace.

She knew religion was simply a pose with him.

Officials claim the chemical poses no real threat.

The events pose a challenge to the church's leadership.

Rising unemployment is posing serious problems for the administration.

We posed for photographs.

Ann struck a pose (=stood or sat in a particular position) and smiled for the camera.

Her confidence was merely a pose to hide her uncertainty.

This poses an interesting question

We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often

Word forms

I/you/we/they: pose
he/she/it: poses
present participle: posing
past tense: posed
past participle: posed
singular: pose
plural: poses
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