pose {2} definition, pose {2} meaning | English dictionary

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      vb  
1    to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting  
2    intr; often foll by: as   to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)  
3    intr   to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others  
4    tr   to put forward, ask, or assert  
to pose a question     
      n  
5    a physical attitude, esp. one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer  
6    a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect  
     (C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausare to cease, put down (influenced by Latin ponere to place))  
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