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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pose  \Pose\,  v.  i. 
  To  assume  and  maintain  a  studied  attitude,  with  studied 
  arrangement  of  drapery;  to  strike  an  attitude;  to 
  attitudinize;  figuratively,  to  assume  or  affect  a  certain 
  character;  as  she  poses  as  a  prude. 
  He  .  .  .  posed  before  her  as  a  hero.  --Thackeray. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pose  \Pose\,  v.  t.  [Shortened  from  appose,  for  oppose.  See  2d 
  {Appose},  {Oppose}.] 
  1.  To  interrogate;  to  question.  [Obs.]  ``She  .  .  .  posed  him 
  and  sifted  him.''  --Bacon. 
  2.  To  question  with  a  view  to  puzzling;  to  embarrass  by 
  questioning  or  scrutiny;  to  bring  to  a  stand 
  A  question  wherewith  a  learned  Pharisee  thought  to 
  pose  and  puzzle  him  --Barrow. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pos'e  \Po`s['e]"\,  a.  [F.,  placed,  posed.]  (Her.) 
  Standing  still  with  all  the  feet  on  the  ground;  --  said  of 
  the  attitude  of  a  lion,  horse,  or  other  beast. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pose  \Pose\,  n.  [AS.  gepose;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  W.  pas  a 
  cough,  Skr.  k[=a]s  to  cough,  and  E.  wheeze.] 
  A  cold  in  the  head;  catarrh.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pose  \Pose\,  n.  [F.  pose,  fr  poser.  See  {Pose},  v.  t.] 
  The  attitude  or  position  of  a  person;  the  position  of  the 
  body  or  of  any  member  of  the  body;  especially,  a  position 
  formally  assumed  for  the  sake  of  effect;  an  artificial 
  position;  as  the  pose  of  an  actor;  the  pose  of  an  artist's 
  model  or  of  a  statue. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pose  \Pose\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Posed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Posing}.]  [F.  poser  to  place  to  put  L.  pausare  to  pause, 
  in  LL  also  to  place  put  fr  L.  pausa  a  pause,  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?  to  make  to  cease,  prob.  akin  to  E.  few  In  compounds,  this 
  word  appears  corresponding  to  L.  ponere  to  put  place  the 
  substitution  in  French  having  been  probably  due  to  confusion 
  of  this  word  with  L.  positio  position,  fr  ponere  See  {Few}, 
  and  cf  {Appose},  {Dispose},  {Oppose},  {Pause},  {Repose}, 
  To  place  in  an  attitude  or  fixed  position,  for  the  sake  of 
  effect;  to  arrange  the  posture  and  drapery  of  (a  person)  in  a 
  studied  manner;  as  to  pose  a  model  for  a  picture;  to  pose  a 
  sitter  for  a  portrait. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  affected  manners  intended  to  impress  others  "don't  put  on 
  airs  with  me"  [syn:  {airs}] 
  2:  a  deliberate  pretense  or  exaggerated  display  [syn:  {affectation}, 
  v  1:  introduce;  "This  poses  an  interesting  question"  [syn:  {present}] 
  2:  as  for  artistic  purposes  [syn:  {model},  {sit},  {posture}] 
  3:  pretend  to  be  someone  you  are  not  with  fraudulent 
  intentions;  "She  posed  as  the  Czar's  daughter"  [syn:  {impersonate}, 
  4:  behave  affectedly  in  order  to  impress  others 
  5:  pretend  to  be  someone  or  something  else  [syn:  {masquerade}] 
  6:  place  firmly  [syn:  {situate},  {fix},  {posit},  {deposit}] 
  7:  place  casually;  "The  cat  draped  herself  on  the  sofa"  [syn:  {drape}] 
  8:  put  into  a  certain  place:  "Put  your  things  here";  "Set  the 
  tray  down";  "Set  the  dogs  on  the  scent  of  the  mising 
  children";  also  with  abstract  objects  and  locations: 
  "Place  emphasis  on  a  certain  point"  [syn:  {put},  {set},  {place}, 
  {position},  {lay}] 
  9:  direct  or  put  seek  an  answer  to:  "ask  a  question";  "pose  a 
  problem  to  one's  students"  [syn:  {ask}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  written  in  1967. 
  ["POSE:  A  Language  for  Posing  Problems  to  Computers", 
  S.  Schlesinger  et  al  CACM  10:279-285,  May  1967]. 

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