poser

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pose +‎ -er

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poser (plural posers)

  1. (Britain) A particularly difficult question or puzzle.
  2. Someone who asks a question or sets a problem.
    Even as a child, she was a habitual poser of difficult questions.
  3. Someone who, or something which, poses; a person who sets their body in a fixed position, such as for photography or painting.
  4. (derogatory, slang) A poseur; someone who affects some behaviour, style, attitude or other condition, often to impress or influence others.
    • 2008 July 9, Dan Shive, El Goonish Shive (webcomic), Comic for Wednesday, Jul 9, 2008:
      "My boyfriend, or I should say, ex-boyfriend, used to be all dark and brooding with long, black hair, but now?!" [...] "Um, I'm pretty sure uniforms don't work that way. I think your ex might just be a big poser." "A fact I would be blissfully unaware of if not for these damn uniforms!"

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French poser, from Vulgar Latin pausāre < Latin pausāre, present active infinitive of pausō, influenced in meaning by pōnō (especially its past participle positus). Compare Italian posare.

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poser

  1. (transitive) to stop carrying, to put down (something or somebody)
  2. (transitive) to ask (a question)
    J'ai quelques questions à lui poser.
    I have a few questions to ask him.
    Puis-je vous poser une question ?
    Can I ask you a question?
  3. (transitive) to land (a plane)
  4. (transitive) to lay, place
  5. (transitive) to install, fit
  6. (reflexive) to relax, settle
    Synonyms: reposer, rester

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

poser m

  1. indefinite plural of pose

Verb[edit]

poser

  1. imperative of posere

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin pausō, pausāre, influenced by Latin pōnō.

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poser

  1. to put; to place
    • ses meins desus lui posa
  2. to suggest; to propose
  3. to rest; to recover; to recuperate

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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  • English: pose
  • French: poser

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