What does the word pose mean?

Usage examples for pose

  1. He had always taken so superior a pose with Vernon that he could not abandon it for a moment: on such a subject too! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. He could not fathom her, but he had a conviction that she had been serious and that this attitude was a mere pose. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  3. He was not tall, but he had the free pose of an athlete and the bearing of a prince. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell