in repose

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in repose

formal + literary
: at rest : sleeping
  • His face in repose is serious and thoughtful.

Word by Word Definitions

repose play
  1. : to lay at rest

  2. : to lie at rest

  3. : to lie dead

  1. : a state of resting after exertion or strain

  2. : eternal or heavenly rest

  3. : a place of rest

  1. : to put away or set down : deposit

  2. : to place (confidence, trust, etc.) in someone or something

  3. : to place for control, management, or use


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