pose

1
[ pohz ]
/ poʊz /

verb (used without object), posed, pos·ing.

verb (used with object), posed, pos·ing.

noun

QUIZZES

CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!

How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of pose

1
1325–75; (v.) Middle English posen < Middle French poser < Late Latin pausāre to stop, cease, rest, derivative of Latin pausa pause; French poser has taken over the basic sense of Latin pōnere “to put, place” and represents it in French borrowings of its prefixed derivatives (see compose, depose, etc.), probably reinforced by the accidental resemblance of poser to positum, past participle of pōnere; (noun) derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM pose

pos·a·ble, adjectivepos·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for posed (2 of 2)

pose2
[ pohz ]
/ poʊz /

verb (used with object), posed, pos·ing.

to embarrass or baffle, as by a difficult question or problem.
Obsolete. to examine by putting questions.

Origin of pose

2
1520–30; aphetic variant of obsolete appose, variant of oppose, used in sense of Latin appōnere to put to
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for posed

British Dictionary definitions for posed (1 of 2)

pose1
/ (pəʊz) /

verb

to assume or cause to assume a physical attitude, as for a photograph or painting
(intr often foll by as) to pretend to be or present oneself (as something one is not)
(intr) to affect an attitude or play a part in order to impress others
(tr) to put forward, ask, or assertto pose a question

noun

a physical attitude, esp one deliberately adopted for or represented by an artist or photographer
a mode of behaviour that is adopted for effect

Word Origin for pose

C14: from Old French poser to set in place, from Late Latin pausāre to cease, put down (influenced by Latin pōnere to place)

British Dictionary definitions for posed (2 of 2)

pose2
/ (pəʊz) /

verb (tr)

rare to puzzle or baffle
archaic to question closely

Word Origin for pose

C16: from obsolete appose, from Latin appōnere to put to, set against; see oppose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012