pose-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: affected manners, putting on a pretense

Commentary: POSE[+activity][+behavior][+pretense]

The woman dropped her pose of amiability and glared at the waiter.
Everyone found John's pose of superior upbringing to be quite ridiculous.
His pose of being a dot-com entrepreneur didn't fool anyone at the party.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: intentional physical stance, often for artistic purpose

Commentary: POSE[+state][+physical][+stance][+intentional][+artistic]

The models struck different poses in their bathing suits for the fashion shoot.
In Mary's art class, they sketched a nude in a reclining pose.
These are advanced ballet poses, too difficult for beginners.
We looked at photos of boxers in ferocious poses.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2