What does repose mean?
Definitions for repose
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rest, ease, repose, relaxationnoun
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
"took his repose by the swimming pool"
peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxisnoun
the absence of mental stress or anxiety
repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquilityverb
a disposition free from stress or emotion
put or confide something in a person or thing
"These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
rest, reside, reposeverb
be inherent or innate in;
lie when dead
"Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
recumb, repose, reclineverb
lean in a comfortable resting position
"He was reposing on the couch"
lay, put down, reposeverb
put in a horizontal position
"lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
to put something (eg trust) in something
"The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
quietness, ease; peace, calmness
period between eruptions of a volcano.
To lay, to set down.
To confide or entrust to someone.
To reside in something.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: repos, Fr.
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts, that nature
Gives way to in repose. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Of night, and of all things now retir’d to rest,
Mind us of like repose. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.
Thoughtful of thy gain, I all the livelong day
Consume in meditation deep, recluse
From human converse; nor at shut of eve
Enjoy repose. Philips.
After great lights must be great shadows, which we call reposes; because in reality the sight would be tired, if attracted by a continuity of glittering objects. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.
Etymology: repono, Lat.
Rome’s readiest champions, repose you here,
Secure from worldly chances and mishaps;
Here lurks no treason, here no envy swells. William Shakespeare.
I will repose myself with her; to live with her hath no sorrow, but mirth. Wisdom viii. 16.
Have ye chos’n this place,
After the toil of battle, to repose
Your wearied virtue. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i.
I repose upon your management, what is dearest to me, my fame. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab. Preface to.
That prince was conscious of his own integrity in the service of God, and relied on this as a sure foundation for that trust he reposed in him, to deliver him out of all his distresses. John Rogers, Sermons.
Pebbles, reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth, being not so dissoluble and likewise more bulky, are left behind. John Woodward, Natural History.
Etymology: reposer, Fr.
Within a thicket I repos’d; when round
I ruffl’d up fal’n leaves in heap; and found,
Let fall from heaven, a sleep interminate. George Chapman.
And, for the ways are dangerous to pass,
I do desire thy worthy company,
Upon whose faith and honour I repose. William Shakespeare.
Repose is a word meaning "rest" or "calmness".
to cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit
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
to place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust
to lie at rest; to rest
figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms
to lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand
a lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet
rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment
a rest; a pause
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
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. reposer—re-, back, poser, to pose.]
The numerical value of repose in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of repose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of repose in a Sentence
The best remedy for a bruised heart is not, as so many people seem to think, repose upon a manly bosom. Much more efficacious are honest work, physical activity, and sudden acquisition of wealth.
Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
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.
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.
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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- odpočinek, spánek, klidCzech
- tranquilidad, reposo, quietudSpanish
- استراحت کردنPersian
- lepo, lepotila, rauhaFinnish
- suaimhneasScottish Gaelic
- покой, спокойствие, спячка, отдыхать, покоиться, отдыхRussian
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