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Pose vs. Repose

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Posenoun

(archaic) Common cold, head cold; catarrh.

Reposenoun

(dated) rest, sleep

Posenoun

Position, posture, arrangement (especially of the human body).

‘Please adopt a more graceful pose for my camera.’;

Reposenoun

quietness, ease; peace, calmness

Posenoun

Affectation.

Reposenoun

(geology) period between eruptions of a volcano.

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Poseverb

(transitive) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect.

‘To pose a model for a picture.’;

Reposeverb

To lie at rest; to rest.

Poseverb

(transitive) To ask; to set (a test, quiz, riddle, etc.).

Reposeverb

To lie; to be supported.

‘trap reposing on sand’;

Poseverb

(transitive) To constitute (a danger, a threat, a risk, etc.).

Reposeverb

To lay, to set down.

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Poseverb

(intransitive) To assume or maintain a pose; to strike an attitude.

Reposeverb

To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.

Poseverb

(intransitive) To behave affectedly in order to attract interest or admiration.

Reposeverb

To reside in something.

Poseverb

To interrogate; to question.

Reposeverb

(figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.

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Poseverb

To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.

Reposeverb

To die

Poseverb

(obsolete) To ask (someone) questions; to interrogate.

Reposeverb

To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.

‘But these thy fortunes let us straight reposeIn this divine cave's bosom.’; ‘Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth . . . are left behind.’;

Poseverb

to puzzle, non-plus, or embarrass with difficult questions.

Reposeverb

To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, - often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.

‘All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop did present his majesty to the lords and commons.’; ‘After the toil of battle to reposeYour wearied virtue.’;

Poseverb

To perplex or confuse (someone).

Reposeverb

To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.

‘The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.’;

Poseadjective

Standing still, with all the feet on the ground; - said of the attitude of a lion, horse, or other beast.

Reposeverb

To lie at rest; to rest.

‘Within a thicket I reposed.’;

Posenoun

A cold in the head; catarrh.

Reposeverb

Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.

‘It is upon these that the soul may repose.’;

Posenoun

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.

Reposeverb

To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.

Poseverb

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 portrait.

Reposenoun

A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.

‘Shake off the golden slumber of repose.’;

Poseverb

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.

‘He . . . posed before her as a hero.’;

Reposenoun

Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.

Poseverb

To interrogate; to question.

Reposenoun

A rest; a pause.

Poseverb

To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.

‘A question wherewith a learned Pharisee thought to pose and puzzle him.’;

Reposenoun

That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eye; - opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose.

Posenoun

affected manners intended to impress others;

‘don't put on airs with me’;

Reposenoun

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

‘took his repose by the swimming pool’;

Posenoun

a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

Reposenoun

the absence of mental stress or anxiety

Posenoun

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

Reposenoun

a disposition free from stress or emotion

Poseverb

introduce;

‘This poses an interesting question’;

Reposeverb

put or confide something in a person or thing;

‘These philosophers reposed the law in the people’;

Poseverb

assume a posture as for artistic purposes;

‘We don't know the woman who posed for Leonardo so often’;

Reposeverb

be inherent or innate in;

Poseverb

pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions;

‘She posed as the Czar's daughter’;

Reposeverb

lie when dead;

‘Mao reposes in his mausoleum’;

Poseverb

behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others;

‘Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!’; ‘She postured and made a total fool of herself’;

Reposeverb

lean in a comfortable resting position;

‘He was reposing on the couch’;

Poseverb

put into a certain place or abstract location;

‘Put your things here’; ‘Set the tray down’; ‘Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children’; ‘Place emphasis on a certain point’;

Reposeverb

put in a horizontal position;

‘lay the books on the table’; ‘lay the patient carefully onto the bed’;

Poseverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

Reposeverb

to put something (eg trust) in something;

‘The nation reposed its confidence in the King’;

Poseverb

present or constitute (a problem or danger)

‘the sheer number of visitors is posing a threat to the area’;

Reposenoun

a state of rest, sleep, or tranquillity

‘in repose her face looked relaxed’;

Poseverb

raise (a question or matter for consideration)

‘the statement posed more questions than it answered’;

Reposenoun

the state of being calm and composed

‘he had lost none of his grace or his repose’;

Poseverb

assume a particular position in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn

‘the prime minister posed for photographers’;

Reposenoun

harmonious arrangement of colours and forms, providing a restful visual effect

‘many of the qualities of the great Piero della Francescas—the sense of grand stasis, of timeless repose—seem strongly reincarnated in this work’;

Poseverb

place (someone) in a particular position in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn

‘he posed her on the sofa’;

Reposeverb

be situated or kept in a particular place

‘the diamond now reposes in the Louvre’;

Poseverb

pretend to be (someone or something)

‘an armed gang posed as policemen to ambush a postman’; ‘a literary novel posing as a spy thriller’;

Reposeverb

lie down in rest

‘how sweetly he would repose in the four-poster bed’;

Poseverb

behave affectedly in order to impress others

‘some people like to drive kit cars, but most just like to pose in them’;

Reposeverb

lay something to rest in or on

‘I'll go to him, and repose our distresses on his friendly bosom’;

Poseverb

puzzle or perplex (someone) with a question or problem

‘we have thus posed the mathematician and the historian’;

Reposeverb

give rest to

‘he halted to repose his way-worn soldiers’;

Posenoun

a way of standing or sitting, especially in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn

‘photographs of boxers in ferocious poses’;

Reposeverb

place something, especially one's confidence or trust, in

‘we have never betrayed the trust that you have reposed in us’;

Posenoun

a particular way of behaving adopted in order to impress or to give a false impression

‘the man dropped his pose of amiability’;

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