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, relaxationnoun

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

  2. peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxisnoun

    the absence of mental stress or anxiety

  3. repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilityverb

    a disposition free from stress or emotion

  4. reposeverb

    put or confide something in a person or thing

    "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"

  5. rest, reside, reposeverb

    be inherent or innate in;

  6. reposeverb

    lie when dead

    "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"

  7. recumb, repose, reclineverb

    lean in a comfortable resting position

    "He was reposing on the couch"

  8. lay, put down, reposeverb

    put in a horizontal position

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

  9. reposeverb

    to put something (eg trust) in something

    "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Wiktionary

  1. reposenoun

    rest, sleep

  2. reposenoun

    quietness, ease; peace, calmness

  3. reposenoun

    period between eruptions of a volcano.

  4. reposeverb

    To lay, to set down.

  5. reposeverb

    To confide or entrust to someone.

  6. reposeverb

    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. Reposeverb

    to lie at rest; to rest

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

  5. Reposeverb

    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. Reposeverb

    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. Indira Gandhi:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.

  5. Indira Gandhi:

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

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  • Sandi Lardas
    In my quiet time this morning the Lord spoke to me. Yes, He does speak .He said, PEACE, REST, and REPOSE! I had to look up the definition of repose.I found it so comforting to know that while I am resting, and at peace He is working on my behalf...thus the word Repose sums it up. It's not for me only. He has a special plan for each of His kids. Have a really great day everyone...TRUST YOUR God has your best interest at heart for each of us. I've learned and am still learning we can rest in that secret place even in the storms of life. Love you, Sandi 
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