Repose means to lie at rest or to rest in death.(verb)
An example of repose is for a body to lie at a wake.
Repose is defined as the state of rest or calmness.(noun)
An example of repose is feeling relief after hearing test results.
See repose in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME reposen < OFr reposer < LL repausare < L re-, again + LL pausare: see pose
See repose in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English reposen, to be at rest
Origin: , from Old French reposer
Origin: , from Late Latin repausāre, to cause to rest
Origin: : Latin re-, re-
Origin: + Latin pausāre, to rest (from Latin pausa, rest; see pause).
transitive verb re·posed, re·pos·ing, re·pos·es
Origin: Middle English reposen, to replace
Origin: , from Latin repōnere, repos-, to put away; see reposit.
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