What does repose mean?

Definitions for repose
rɪˈpoʊzre·pose

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

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

  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

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

  3. Repose

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

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

  4. Repose(verb)

    to lie at rest; to rest

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

  5. Repose(verb)

    figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms

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

  6. Repose(verb)

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

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

  7. Repose

    a lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet

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

  8. Repose

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

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

  9. Repose

    a rest; a pause

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of repose in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Find a beautiful place inside the nature and refresh yourself over there; how well you repose will mostly determine how far you can go in this universe!

  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. J. W. Alexander:

    There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.

  5. 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.

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