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Pose appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Resume so pacific a pose, muser.
  • Eva, can I pose as Aesop in a cave?
  • Eva, can I pose as Aesop in a cave?
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Pose is sometimes a misspelling of possess.

The word pose and its family (posed, poses, posing) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun pose

What does pose mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: poses

  1. affected manners intended to impress others
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of pose: airs
    • more generic word: affectedness = the quality of being false or artificial
  2. a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: attitude / position / posture = the arrangement of the body and its limbs
  3. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

Alternative definition of the noun pose


  1. position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body)
  2. See affectation.

Specialised definition of the noun pose

Glossary of sports / bodybuilding

the presentation of muscles (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / dancing

additional figures which are performed in higher performance classes (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / sport acrobatics

a static exercise (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb pose

What does pose mean as a doing word?

Pose is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: posed | posing | poses

  1. introduce
    • example: This poses an interesting question
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]I presented a solutionVerbs of Reflexive Appearance: announce, assert, declare, define, exhibit, expose, express, flaunt, form, intrude, manifest, offer, present, proffer, propose, recommend, reveal, shape, show, suggest
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to [Recipient]I presented a solution to him
      [Theme] [Verb] [Oblique, reflexive]A solution presented itself yesterday
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]I explainedVerbs of Communication: communicate, corroborate, demonstrate, elucidate, explain, explicate, expound, illustrate, justify, narrate, preach, read, recite, relay, sniff, verify
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause]I explained the matter
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, not sentential clause] to [Recipient]I explained the matter to them | They confessed it to us
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] from [Source]I explained from Simone de Beauvoir's essay on the Marquis de Sade
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, how-extraction]I explained to her how it can be done | They confessed to us how it happened
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I explained to her how to do it
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of pose: present
    • more generic terms: be / comprise / constitute / make up / represent = form or compose
  2. assume a posture as for artistic purposes
  3. pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    • example: She posed as the Czar's daughter
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] as [Predicate]Dina masqueraded as a lawyer
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Predicate]They serve a restricted role on the bench
      [Agent - being] [Verb] in [Predicate]He had served in financial planning positions

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): serve.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of pose: impersonate / personate
    • more generic terms: betray / deceive / lead astray = cause someone to believe an untruth
    • more specific word: masquerade = pretend to be someone or something that you are not
  4. behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
  5. put into a certain place or abstract location
    • example: They pose the bags on the table
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of pose: lay / place / position / put / set
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • introduce / stick in / enclose / inclose / insert / put in = place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing
      • docket = place on the docket for legal action
      • cock = set the trigger of a firearm back for firing
      • postpose = place after another constituent in the sentence
      • prepose = place before another constituent in the sentence
      • step = place (a ship's mast) in its step
      • put back / replace = put something back where it belongs
      • stratify = form, arrange, or deposit in layers
      • plant = place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive
      • intersperse = place at intervals in or among
      • snuggle / nestle = position comfortably
      • pile = place or lay as if in a pile
      • arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
      • superimpose / superpose / lay over = place on top of
      • superpose = place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
      • park = place temporarily
      • ensconce / settle = fix firmly
      • dispose = place or put in a particular order
      • emplace = put into place or position
      • emplace = provide a new emplacement for guns
      • ship = place on board a ship
      • underlay = put (something) under or beneath
      • trench = set, plant, or bury in a trench
      • pigeonhole = place into a small compartment
      • shelve = place on a shelf
      • jar = place in a cylindrical vessel
      • repose = to put something (eg trust) in something
      • sign = place signs, as along a road
      • middle = put in the middle
      • parallelize = place parallel to one another
      • butt = place end to end without overlapping
      • recess = put into a recess
      • reposition = place into another position
      • thrust / throw = place or put with great energy
      • tee up / tee = place on a tee
      • rack up = place in a rack
      • coffin = place into a coffin
      • bed = put to bed
      • appose = place side by side or in close proximity
      • place down / put down / set down = cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
      • seed / sow = place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
      • misplace = place or position wrongly
      • juxtapose = place side by side
      • set down = put or settle into a position
      • bottle = put into bottles
      • bucket = put into a bucket
      • barrel = put in barrels
      • ground = place or put on the ground
      • pillow / rest = rest on or as if on a pillow
      • upend = set, turn, or stand on end
      • sit down / seat / sit = show to a seat
      • seat = place in or on a seat
      • put down / repose / lay = put in a horizontal position
      • place upright / stand up / stand = put into an upright position
      • recline = cause to recline
      • plant / set = put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground
      • install / instal / put in / set up = set up for use
      • deposit / situate / posit / fix = put (something somewhere) firmly
      • ladle = put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
      • poise = cause to be balanced or suspended
      • lean = cause to lean or incline
      • clap = put quickly or forcibly
      • rest = put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
      • perch = cause to perch or sit
      • load = put (something) on a structure or conveyance
      • cram = put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
      • set = put into a position that will restore a normal state
      • siphon = move a liquid from one container into another by means of a siphon or a siphoning action
      • seat = place or attach firmly in or on a base
      • position = cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
      • glycerolise / glycerolize = place in glycerol
      • space = place at intervals
      • marshal = place in proper rank
      • settle down / settle = settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
      • throw = to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
      • imbricate = place so as to overlap
  6. be a mystery or bewildering to

Alternative definition of the verb pose


  1. [transitive] set in place, arrange
  2. [transitive] ask, set (a test or quiz)
  3. [transitive] to constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc...)
  4. [intransitive] assume or maintain a pose
  5. [obsolete] To ask (someone) questions; to interrogate.
  6. [context: now rare] To perplex or confuse (someone).


  1. "Pose" is the first single by Puerto Rico reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee from the movie soundtrack to the motion picture Talento de Barrio, and was released on May 14, 2008, by Machete Music and El Cartel Records. The single was made available through online music stores on August 12, 2008. The song features different musical styles, ones that differ from Daddy Yankee's past singles. It is an electro song, which fuses other genres such as latin pop, dance-pop, pop rap, dance, hip hop and pop, as well as Latin and dance rhythms.
  2. "Pose" is a composition.
  3. "Pose" is a musical album of Los Látigos.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Pose" is a musical album of Second.
  5. "Pose" is a 2008 single album by Daddy Yankee.
    • released on (6 years ago)


"Pose" is a 2012 documentary film directed by Eva Madden-Hagen.


  1. Pose: In computer vision and in robotics, a typical task is to identify specific objects in an image and to determine each object's position and orientation relative to some coordinate system. This information can then be used, for example, to allow a robot to manipulate an object or to avoid moving into the object. The combination of position and orientation is referred to as the pose of an object, even though this concept is sometimes used only to describe the orientation. Exterior orientation and Translation are also used as synonyms to pose.
  2. POSE a.k.a. Palm OS Emulator: Descended from Copilot, Palm OS Emulator is used for writing, testing, and debugging Palm OS applications. Palm OS Emulator emulates Motorola 68000-class devices and has intimate knowledge of Palm OS's inner working, allowing for the close monitoring of correct application operation. Unlike Xcopilot, Palm OS Emulator will not boot uClinux. By using "skin" files, Palm OS Emulator could very closely mimic the appearance of many models of Palm handheld.

Phrases with Pose

  1. S'pose
  2. to pose
  3. Culex pose
  4. Triangle Pose
  5. species Culex pose

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pose

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Google previewSocial Work Practice With African American Men (1999)

The Invisible Presence by Janice M. Rasheed, Mikal N. Rasheed

Cool pose is an expressive performance that helps African American men counter the stress that can result from racial...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

The cool pose is the creation of an alternate persona that shields Black males against the constant barrage of racial discrimination in...

Google previewImpacts of Incarceration on the African American Family

by Othello Harris, R. Robin Miller

The cool pose is a survival strategy adopted by many African American men. The cool pose is an internal and external posture that African American men assume when they are cut off from culturally sanctioned means of achieving manhood.

Google previewForce: Character Design from Life Drawing (2012)

by Mike Mattesi

So, a pose is the whole pyramid, the top is the hip to ribcage relationship, the next tier is arms, legs, and head, and then the last is hands, feet, fingers, and toes . As one gets more sophisticated, the top of the pyramid might be the face and right ...

Google previewA rhyming dictionary ... Fourth edition, improved (1824)

by John WALKER (the Philologist.)

To pose To puzzle; to examine, v. a. To de-pose' To lay down; degrade; bear witness, v. To re-pose' To ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding (2012)

The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis by Arnold Schwarzenegger

For a triceps pose, you can again choose which leg should be used to support you. ABDOMINALS AND THIGHS. Stand to the front. Put one leg out in front and flex the quadriceps. Put your hands behind your head and crunch forward, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

Face pose analysis is the process of determining the location and the orientation of a face (▷Yaw/Pitch/ Roll) with respect to the camera/sensor's coordination system, and the subsequent facial analysis based on that information. A typical face ...

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Usage statistics about pose

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pose:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb pose:


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Small photo of Young caucasian very attractive woman practicing yoga, sitting in Padmasana doing yoga exercise or Lotus pose or namaste pose. Working out on her bed.Small photo of young pretty woman proud pose.full body cutout person against white backgroundSmall photo of Young attractive yogi woman practicing yoga, standing in Tadasana exercise, mountain pose, working out, wearing black sportswear, cool urban style, full length, grey studio backgroundSmall photo of Beautiful young Asian woman doing yoga exercise with Bhujangasana posing (Cobra Pose) near swimming pool. Healthy lifestyle and good wellness conceptsSmall photo of Young woman practicing advanced yoga. Bridge Pose. Setu Bandha SarvangasanaSmall photo of Yoga pose, TurkeySmall photo of Young attractive yogi woman practicing yoga concept, standing in Utkatasana exercise, Chair pose, working out wearing sportswear, full length, white studio background, side view. Weight loss concept More...

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Quotes about Pose

In a revealing or provocative pose
It's easy for a woman to catch men's eyes.
In a concealing pose if one does it,
It's due to her face, which reveals the rest.
28.04.2012 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of P3O1S1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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