- Present participle of repose.
Variant of repose
transitive verbreposed, reposing
to lay or place for rest: often reflexive: to repose oneself on a bed
Origin of reposeLate Middle English reposen ; from Old French reposer ; from Late Latin repausare ; from Classical Latin re-, again + Late Latin pausare: see pose
- to lie at rest
- to rest from work, travel, exercise, etc.
- to rest in death or a grave
- to lie quiet and calm
- to lie, rest, or be supported: shale reposing on a bed of limestone
- Archaic to have trust (in); rely (on or upon)
- a reposing, or resting
- peace of mind; freedom from worry or troubles
- calm or ease of manner; composure
- calm; tranquillity; peace
- harmony of form or color, giving an effect of tranquillity, as in painting