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Meaning of REPOSE

Pronunciation:  ri'powz

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

REPOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
             All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop
             did present his majesty to the lords and commons.
             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.
  2. \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.
    3. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
    Syn: To lie; recline; couch; rest; sleep; settle; lodge;
  3. \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
    {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.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The stable slope of a bank or embankment, expressed as an angle or the ratio of horizontal to vertical projection.