Origin of pose1
synonym study for pose
OTHER WORDS FROM posepos·a·ble, adjectivepos·ing·ly, adverb
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Origin of posé
What is the basic definition of pose?
Pose means to position your body in a particular way for a painting, picture, or similar situation. Pose also means the particular positioning you assume as part of posing. To pose also means to state or assert something. Pose has several other senses as a verb and a noun.
When people pose, they arrange their body and face in a certain position for some reason. For example, people often pose for pictures by making a peace sign with their hand or blowing a kiss to the camera. Before cameras were invented, politicians and other important people would pose for portraits, which often involved remaining completely still for hours at a time. A person who poses is called a poser.
- Real-life examples: Supermodels will pose when they reach the end of a catwalk. People often pose in selfies that they then post on social media. It is thought that the woman who posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa was Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo.
- Used in a sentence: My family posed for a picture to use on a Christmas card.
In this same sense, pose means a specific arrangement of the body and face that a person assumes for some reason.
- Real-life examples: Yoga involves positioning your body in a variety of poses. Many dance routines involve performing a variety of poses. Your mom likely wants you to have a nice pose for your school picture.
- Used in a sentence: The painting depicted the king in a very powerful pose.
As a verb, pose can also mean to assert, state, or put forward.
- Real-life examples: Reporters pose questions to people they are interviewing. An active volcano often poses problems to people who live nearby. A new job often poses many new challenges that a person must overcome.
- Used in a sentence: Pollution poses a threat to a healthy environment.
Where does pose come from?
The first records of pose come from around 1325. It ultimately comes from the Late Latin pausāre, meaning “to stop” or “to cease.”
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What are some other forms related to pose?
- poser (noun)
- posable (adjective)
- posingly (adverb)
What are some synonyms for pose?
What are some words that share a root or word element with pose?
What are some words that often get used in discussing pose?
How is pose used in real life?
Pose is a common word that most often means to position your body in a certain way for a picture or photograph.
Will there ever be a time where men stop posing with fish and dead deer😒
— Sharmila Nicollet (@MissNicollet) December 8, 2020
I’m not very good at skating but does anyone want to just put on fantastic outfits and go strike poses on an ice rink for awhile?
— Shalyah Evans (@ShalyahEvans) February 20, 2018
COW UPDATE – The cows are back to their farm. No injuries and thankfully no cows arrested. Transporting them might pose a problem.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) February 14, 2017
Try using pose!
Is pose used correctly in the following sentence?
The undercover police officer posed as a mail carrier while following the suspect.
How to use pose in a sentence
Anything that interrupts the way they interact with their surroundings can pose risks to them, Narayan says.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
We’ll collect it as part of a strategic workshop for SEO business leaders and we’ll challenge the opportunities and risks the current market poses.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s)|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
The challenges and risks posed by AI also differ depending on one’s locale.AI ethics groups are repeating one of society’s classic mistakes|Amy Nordrum|September 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Public health experts warn that the wide-reaching emergency use program poses risks.China has quietly vaccinated more than 100,000 people for Covid-19 before completing safety trials|Lili Pike|September 11, 2020|Vox
While the bugs in question would only pose a risk if a user had also downloaded a malicious application onto their Android device, we have fixed them.TikTok fixes Android bugs that could have led to account hijacks|Zack Whittaker|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Plus there is another problem that the viruses pose—the problem that apparently is the culprit this year—they evolve.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He called out the conformism hiding in the pose of rugged individuality.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.Capitol Hill's Black Staffers Walk Out to Say ‘Hands Up, Don't Shoot!’|Tim Mak|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cooper had little Alexis pose for a picture on the exact spot there Garner was pinned.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some, like Norman Mailer, adopted the cooler pose of being casually interested in the possibility.
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
But she was young enough and pretty enough to pay little heed to pose or background.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
What's more, I s'pose he can't even see them Injun pony tracks around the body.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman