What does repose mean?

Definitions for reposerɪˈpoʊz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word repose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rest, ease, repose, relaxation(noun)

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

  2. peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis(noun)

    the absence of mental stress or anxiety

  3. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility(verb)

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  4. repose(verb)

    put or confide something in a person or thing

    "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

  5. rest, reside, repose(verb)

    be inherent or innate in;

  6. repose(verb)

    lie when dead

    "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"

  7. recumb, repose, recline(verb)

    lean in a comfortable resting position

    "He was reposing on the couch"

  8. lay, put down, repose(verb)

    put in a horizontal position

    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

  9. repose(verb)

    to put something (eg trust) in something

    "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Wiktionary

  1. repose(Noun)

    rest, sleep

  2. repose(Noun)

    quietness, ease; peace, calmness

  3. repose(Noun)

    period between eruptions of a volcano.

  4. repose(Verb)

    To lay, to set down.

  5. repose(Verb)

    To confide or entrust to someone.

  6. repose(Verb)

    To reside in something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repose

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

  2. Repose

    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

  3. Repose

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

  4. Repose(verb)

    to lie at rest; to rest

  5. Repose(verb)

    figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms

  6. Repose(verb)

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

  7. Repose

    a lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet

  8. Repose

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

  9. Repose

    a rest; a pause

  10. Repose

    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

  11. Origin: [F. reposer; L. pref. re- re- + pausare to pause. See Pause, Pose, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repose

    rē-pōz′, v.t. to lay at rest: to compose: to place in trust (with on or in): to deposit: to tranquillise.—v.i. to rest: to sleep: to rest in confidence (with on or upon): to lie.—n. a lying at rest: sleep: quiet: rest of mind: (fine art) that harmony which gives rest to the eye.—n. Repō′sal (Shak.), the act of reposing: that on which one reposes.—adj. Repōsed′, calm: settled.—adv. Repō′sedly.—n. Repō′sedness.—adj. Repōse′ful.—n. Repō′ser.—v.t. Repos′it, to lodge, as for safety—also n.ns. Repōsi′tion, reduction; Repos′itor, an instrument for restoring a displaced organ; Repos′itory, a place where anything is laid up for safe keeping: a place where things are kept for sale: a shop. [Fr. reposerre-, back, poser, to pose.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repose in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Julie-Jeanne-Eleonore de Lespinasse:

    If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.

  2. Indira Gandhi:

    You must be still in the midst of activity, and be vibrantly alive in repose.

  3. Charles Sumner:

    From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.

  4. Charles Sumner:

    From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned. I insist that this shall cease. The country needs repose after all its trials; it deserves repose. And repose can only be found in everlasting principles.

  5. Alexis Carrel:

    If you make a habit of sincere prayer, your life will be very noticeably and profoundly altered. Prayer stamps with its indelible mark our actions and demeanor. A tranquility of bearing, a facial and bodily repose, are observed in those whose inner lives are thus enriched. . . . Properly understood, prayer is a mature activity indispensable to the fullest development of personality . . . . Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strengths.

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