To pose is defined as to get into a certain position or to pretend to be someone.(verb)
To pose means to raise a question or to puzzle or perplex someone.(verb)
An example of pose is when you ask a question about the theory of gravity.
To pose is to act as a threat or a potential problem.(verb)
An example of pose is rain when you want to go on a picnic.
See pose in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME posen < OFr poser, to put in position < VL pausare, to place, put < L, to stop (see pause): meaning and form altered by assoc. with L positus, pp. of ponere, to place, put: see position
Origin: Fr < the v.
See pose in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb posed posed, pos·ing, pos·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English posen, to place
Origin: , from Old French poser
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *pausāre
Origin: , from Late Latin pausāre, to rest
Origin: , from Latin pausa, pause; see pause.
transitive verb posed posed, pos·ing, pos·es
Origin: Short for appose, to examine closely (from Middle English apposen, alteration of opposen; see oppose)
Origin: and from French poser, to assume (obsolete) (from Old French; see pose1).
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