Definitions for reposerɪˈpoʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•poserɪˈpoʊz(n.; v.)-posed, -pos•ing.

  1. (n.)the state of being at rest; sleep.

  2. peace or tranquillity; calm.

  3. dignified calmness; composure.

  4. absence of movement or animation.

  5. (v.i.)to lie or be at rest, as from work or activity.

  6. to be peacefully calm and quiet.

  7. to lie dead.

  8. Archaic. to rely.

  9. (v.t.)to lay to rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).

Origin of repose:

1425–75; late ME (v.) < MF reposer, OF < LL repausāre= L re-re - + LL pausāre to rest (der. of L pausapause )


re•poserɪˈpoʊz(v.t.)-posed, -pos•ing.

  1. to put (confidence, trust, etc.) in a person or thing.

  2. to put under the authority of a person.

  3. Archaic. to deposit.

Origin of repose:

1375–1425; late ME: to replace, repr. L repōnere to put back; see re -, pose1

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"


  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

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rest; calm; peacefulness.

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