verb (used without object), posed, posing.
- to assume a particular attitude or stance, especially with the hope of impressing others:
He likes to pose as an authority on literature.
- to present oneself insincerely:
He seems to be posing in all his behavior.
- to assume or hold a physical attitude, as for an artistic purpose:
to pose for a painter.
verb (used with object), posed, posing.
- to place in a suitable position or attitude for a picture, tableau, or the like:
to pose a group for a photograph.
- to assert, state, or put forward:
That poses a difficult problem.
- to put or place.
- a bodily attitude or posture:
Her pose had a note of defiance in it.
- a mental attitude or posture:
a pose cultivated by the upper classes.
- the act or period of posing, as for a picture.
- a position or attitude assumed in posing, or exhibited by a figure in a picture, sculptural work, tableau, or the like.
- a moment in which a dancer remains motionless, usually in an assumed posture.
- a studied attitude; affectation:
His liberalism is merely a pose.