Definitions for: Repose


[n] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
[n] a disposition free from stress or emotion
[n] the absence of mental stress or anxiety
[v] be at rest
[v] put or confide something in a person or thing; "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
[v] to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"
[v] put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
[v] lie in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"
[v] lie when dead; "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
[v] be inherent or innate in;



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*pose" (r[-e]*p[=o]z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reposed
(-p?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reposing.] [F. reposer; L. pref.
re- re- + pausare to pause. See Pause, Pose, v.]
1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to
deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit. [Obs.]

But these thy fortunes let us straight repose In
this divine cave's bosom. --Chapman.

Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth .
. . are left behind. --Woodward.

2. 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.

All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop
did present his majesty to the lords and commons.
--Fuller.

After the toil of battle to repose Your wearied
virtue. --Milton.

3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.

The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.
--Shak.


Re*pose", v. i.
1. To lie at rest; to rest.

Within a thicket I reposed. --Chapman.

2. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety
or alarms.

It is upon these that the soul may repose. --I.
Taylor.

3. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.

Syn: To lie; recline; couch; rest; sleep; settle; lodge;
abide.


Re*pose", n. [F. repos. See Repose, v.]
1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.

Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak.

2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also,
a composed manner or deportment.

3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.

4. (Fine Arts) 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.

Angle of repose (Physics), the inclination of a plane at
which a body placed on the plane would remain at rest, or
if in motion would roll or slide down with uniform
velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth
will stand when abandoned to themselves.

Syn: Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness;
tranquillity; peace.

Synonyms: ataraxis, ease, heartsease, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, placidity, put down, quiet, recline, relaxation, reside, rest, rest, rest, serenity, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity

Antonyms: be active, move

See Also: assign, ataraxia, attach to, bedrest, blow, build on, build upon, bury, cache, calm, calmness, catch some Z's, composure, dormancy, drowse, entomb, equanimity, hive up, hoard, inactivity, inhere in, inhume, inter, kip, lay, lay aside, lay away, lay over, lay to rest, leisure, lie, lie-in, log Z's, place, pose, position, put, put, quiescence, quiescency, quietness, quietude, rail, rebury, repose on, rest on, save, save up, set, sleep, sleeping, slumber, squirrel away, stash, superimpose, superpose, tranquility, tranquillity

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