Repose definition

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To place (trust, confidence, etc.) in someone.
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The act of resting or the state of being at rest.
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Freedom from worry; peace of mind.
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To lie dead.

Repose in a grave.

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Calm; tranquillity; peace.
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To lie while being supported by something.
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(rare) To place; put.
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To lie quiet and calm.
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(archaic) To have trust (in); rely (on or upon)
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Calm or ease of manner; composure.
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Calmness; tranquility.
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To lay (oneself) down.
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To rest or relax (oneself).
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To lie at rest.
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To place (trust, for example).

Reposed all his hopes in the new cure.

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To lay or place for rest.

To repose oneself on a bed.

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To lie at rest.
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To rest from work, travel, exercise, etc.
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To lie, rest, or be supported.

Shale reposing on a bed of limestone.

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A reposing, or resting.
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Peace of mind; freedom from worry or troubles.
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To rest in death or a grave.
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To place (power, management, etc.) in the control of some person or group.
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To lay, to set down.
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Repose means to lie at rest or to rest in death.

An example of repose is for a body to lie at a wake.

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Repose is defined as the state of rest or calmness.

An example of repose is feeling relief after hearing test results.

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Harmony of form or color, giving an effect of tranquillity, as in painting.
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Rest.
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Sleep.
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(dated) Rest, sleep.
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(geology) Period between eruptions of a volcano.
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To lie at rest; to rest.
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To lie; to be supported.

Trap reposing on sand.

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To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.
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To reside in something.
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(figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
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Origin of repose

  • From Middle English reposen to be at rest from Old French reposer from Late Latin repausāre to cause to rest Latin re- re- Latin pausāre to rest (from pausa rest pause)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English reposen to replace from Latin repōnere repos- to put away reposit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin repausare (“to lay at rest, quiet, also nourish, intransitive to be at rest, rest, repose"), from Latin re- (“again") + pausare (“to pause, rest"), from pausa (“pause"), from Ancient Greek παῦσις (pausis).

    From Wiktionary