- Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; -- said of
the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast. - A cold in the head; catarrh. - 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. - 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.
- 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
- To interrogate; to question.
- To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by
questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.