repose


1re·pose

verb \ri-ˈpōz\
re·posedre·pos·ing

Definition of REPOSE

transitive verb
:  to lay at rest
intransitive verb
1
a :  to lie at rest
b :  to lie dead <reposing in state>
c :  to remain still or concealed
2
:  to take a rest
3
archaic :  rely
4
:  to rest for support :  lie

Origin of REPOSE

Middle English, from Anglo-French reposer, from Late Latin repausare, from Latin re- + Late Latin pausare to stop, from Latin pausa pause
First Known Use: 15th century

2repose

noun

: a state of resting or not being active

Full Definition of REPOSE

1
a :  a state of resting after exertion or strain; especially :  rest in sleep
b :  eternal or heavenly rest <pray for the repose of a soul>
2
a :  a place of rest
b :  peace, tranquillity <the repose of the bayous>
c :  a harmony in the arrangement of parts and colors that is restful to the eye
3
a :  lack of activity :  quiescence
b :  cessation or absence of activity, movement, or animation <the face in repose is grave and thoughtful>
4
:  composure of manner :  poise

Examples of REPOSE

  1. <typically the wealthy socialite spends most of the morning in repose, is served lunch, and then embarks on an exhaustive afternoon of shopping>
  2. <enjoyed the repose of a serene summer evening>

First Known Use of REPOSE

1509

3re·pose

verb
re·posedre·pos·ing

Definition of REPOSE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to put away or set down :  deposit
2
a :  to place (as confidence or trust) in someone or something
b :  to place for control, management, or use

Origin of REPOSE

Middle English, to replace, from Latin reponere (perfect indicative reposui)
First Known Use: 15th century

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