pose

{{11}}pose (n.) "act of posing the body," 1818, from POSE (Cf. pose) (v.1). Sense of "attitudinize" is from 1840.
{{12}}pose (v.1) "put in a certain position," late 14c., "suggest, propose, suppose, assume," from O.Fr. poser "put, place, propose," a term in debating, from L.L. pausare "to halt, rest, pause" (see PAUSE (Cf. pause)). The Old French verb acquired the sense of L. ponere "to put, place," by confusion of the similar stems. Sense of "to assume a certain attitude" is from 1850; the trans. sense (as an artist's model, etc.) is from 1859. Related: Posed; posing.
{{12}}pose (v.2) "to puzzle, confuse, perplex," 1590s, earlier "question, interrogate" (1520s), probably from M.Fr. poser "suppose, assume," from O.Fr. poser (see POSE (Cf. pose) (v.1)). Also in some cases a shortening of English appose "examine closely," and oppose.

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  • pose — 1. (pô z ) s. f. 1°   Action de poser, de mettre en place. La pose d un tapis, d une sonnette.    Terme d architecture. Action de poser une pierre dans une construction.    Pose de la première pierre d un monument, cérémonie qui a lieu quand on… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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