repose meaning

[ ri'pəuz ] Pronunciation:   "repose" in a sentence
Noun: repose  ri'powz
  1. Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    "took his repose by the swimming pool"
    - rest, ease, relaxation 
  2. The absence of mental stress or anxiety
    - peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis 
  3. A disposition free from stress or emotion
    - quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility
Verb: repose  ri'powz
  1. Put or confide something in a person or thing
    "These philosophers reposed the law in the people" 
  2. Be inherent or innate in;
    - rest, reside 
  3. Lie when dead
    "Mao reposes in his mausoleum" 
  4. Lean in a comfortable resting position
    "He was reposing on the couch"
    - recumb, recline 
  5. Put in a horizontal position
    - lay, put down 
  6. To put something (eg trust) in something
    "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Derived forms: reposes, reposing, reposed

See also: repose on

Type of: assign, attach to, calm, calmness, composure, equanimity, inactivity, inhere in, lay, lie, place, pose, position, put, quietness, quietude, set, tranquility, tranquillity, unflappability

Encyclopedia: Repose, Altar of


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  1. in her arms the warrior finds repose.
  2. i reposed that night in the boat.
  3. they lay very far from repose.
  4. how calmly the clouds seem to repose in heaven.
  5. her mind reposed on colonel de craye.

Related Words

  1. reportingly meaning
  2. reportorial meaning
  3. reportorially meaning
  4. reposal meaning
  5. reposall meaning
  6. repose (up)on sth meaning
  7. repose in meaning
  8. repose in sth meaning
  9. repose on meaning
  10. reposed meaning
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