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Repose definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REPO'SE, v.t. s as z. [l. repono, reposui.]
1. To lay at rest.
- After the toil of battle, to repose your wearied virtue.
2. To lay; to rest, as the mind, in confidence or trust; as, to repose trust or confidence in a person's veracity.
3. To lay up; to deposit; to lodge; as pebbles reposed in cliffs.
4. To place in confidence.
REPO'SE, v.i.
1. To lie at rest; to sleep.
Within a thicket I repos'd.
2. To rest in confidence. I repose on the faith and honor of a friend.
3. To lie; to rest; as trap reposing on sand.
1. A lying at rest.
2. Sleep; rest; quiet.
3. Rest of mind; tranquility; freedom from uneasiness.
4. Cause of rest.
5. In poetry, a rest; a pause.
6. In painting, harmony of colors, as when nothing glaring appears.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: rest, ease, repose, relaxation]
2: the absence of mental stress or anxiety [syn: peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, repose, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis]
3: a disposition free from stress or emotion [syn: repose, quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility] v
1: put or confide something in a person or thing; "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
2: be inherent or innate in; [syn: rest, reside, repose]
3: lie when dead; "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
4: lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch" [syn: recumb, repose, recline]
5: put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: lay, put down, repose]
6: to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (reposed; reposing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reposer, from Late Latin repausare, from Latin re- + Late Latin pausare to stop, from Latin pausa pause Date: 15th century 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 II. noun Date: 1509 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 III. transitive verb (reposed; reposing) Etymology: Middle English, to replace, from Latin reponere (perfect indicative reposui) Date: 15th century 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. 1 the cessation of activity or excitement or toil. 2 sleep. 3 a peaceful or quiescent state; stillness; tranquillity. 4 Art a restful effect; harmonious combination. 5 composure or ease of manner. --v. 1 intr. & refl. lie down in rest (reposed on a sofa). 2 tr. (often foll. by on) lay (one's head etc.) to rest (on a pillow etc.). 3 intr. (often foll. by in, on) lie, be lying or laid, esp. in sleep or death. 4 tr. give rest to; refresh with rest. 5 intr. (foll. by on, upon) be supported or based on. 6 intr. (foll. by on) (of memory etc.) dwell on. Derivatives: reposal n. reposeful adj. reposefully adv. reposefulness n. Etymology: ME f. OF repos(er) f. LL repausare (as RE-, pausare PAUSE) 2. v.tr. (foll. by in) place (trust etc.) in. Derivatives: reposal n. Etymology: RE- + POSE(1) after L reponere reposit-

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repose 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repose 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Repose 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Angle An"gle ([a^][ng]"g'l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle, corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked, angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook, G. angel, and F. anchor.] 1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook. Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser. To search the tenderest angles of the heart. --Milton. 2. (Geom.) (a) The figure made by. two lines which meet. (b) The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle. 3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment. Though but an angle reached him of the stone. --Dryden. 4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological ``houses.'' [Obs.] --Chaucer. 5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a rod. Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there. --Shak. A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope. Acute angle, one less than a right angle, or less than 90[deg]. Adjacent or Contiguous angles, such as have one leg common to both angles. Alternate angles. See Alternate. Angle bar. (a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight. (b) (Mach.) Same as Angle iron. Angle bead (Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of a wall. Angle brace, Angle tie (Carp.), a brace across an interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight. Angle iron (Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to which it is riveted. Angle leaf (Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to strengthen an angle. Angle meter, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for ascertaining the dip of strata. Angle shaft (Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a capital or base, or both. Curvilineal angle, one formed by two curved lines. External angles, angles formed by the sides of any right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or lengthened. Facial angle. See under Facial. Internal angles, those which are within any right-lined figure. Mixtilineal angle, one formed by a right line with a curved line. Oblique angle, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a right angle. Obtuse angle, one greater than a right angle, or more than 90[deg]. Optic angle. See under Optic. Rectilineal or Right-lined angle, one formed by two right lines. Right angle, one formed by a right line falling on another perpendicularly, or an angle of 90[deg] (measured by a quarter circle). Solid angle, the figure formed by the meeting of three or more plane angles at one point. Spherical angle, one made by the meeting of two arcs of great circles, which mutually cut one another on the surface of a globe or sphere. Visual angle, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object to the center of the eye. For Angles of commutation, draught, incidence, reflection, refraction, position, repose, fraction, see Commutation, Draught, Incidence, Reflection, Refraction, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Repose is a state in which you are resting and feeling calm. (LITERARY) He had a still, almost blank face in repose...

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Compose, rest, put to rest, lay down to rest, give repose to, settle, recline. 2. Place (in confidence), put, stake. 3. Lodge, reposit, deposit, lay up, store. II. v. n. 1. Lie, rest. 2. Rest, sleep, slumber, recline, couch. 3. Lean (in confidence), confide, put confidence, rely. III. n. 1. Rest, sleep, slumber, quiet, recumbency. 2. Relaxation, respite, breathing-time. 3. Ease, quiet, quietness, quietude, tranquillity, peace.

Moby Thesaurus

abide, abide in, abnegation, abstinence, accubation, accumbency, ataraxia, ataraxy, be, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be found, be located, be present in, be situated, be still, beauty sleep, bed, bed down, beddy-bye, bedtime, blanket drill, bye-bye, calm, calmness, catnap, coast, comfort, composure, confide in, conservatism, consist in, constraint, contemplation, continence, control, convenience, cool, couch, crawl, curl up, decumbency, deem trustworthy, depend on, deposit, dispassion, doze, dreamland, drowse, dwell in, ease, equanimity, evenness, exist in, fitful sleep, forty winks, free time, freedom, freeze, gentleness, go to bed, go to rest, golden mean, goof-off time, grovel, happy medium, hibernation, idle hours, impartiality, imperturbability, inactivity, inhabit, inhere in, judiciousness, juste-milieu, keep quiet, land of Nod, lay, lay down, leisure, lenity, lie, lie down, lie flat, lie in, lie limply, lie prone, lie prostrate, lie still, light sleep, lodge, loll, lounge, lounging, lucid stillness, lying, mark time, marmoreal repose, meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation, moderationism, nap, neutrality, nirvana, nonviolence, not breathe, not stir, nothing in excess, odd moments, pacifism, peace, peacefulness, place confidence in, placidity, placidness, poise, proneness, prostration, prudence, put down, quiescence, quiescency, quiet, quietism, quietness, quietude, reclination, recline, reclining, recumbency, refreshment, relaxation, rely on, remain, remain motionless, renewal, repose in, reposit, reside in, respite, rest, rest in, restfulness, restoration, restraint, retirement, satori, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-possession, self-restraint, semiretirement, serenity, set down, settle to rest, shut-eye, siesta, silence, silken repose, sleep, sleepland, sleepwalking, slumber, slumberland, snooze, snoozle, snug down, sobriety, somnambulism, somniloquy, somnus, spare time, sprawl, stability, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay put, steadiness, stick, stick fast, stillness, stretch out, subsist in, supineness, take it easy, take life easy, tarry, temperance, temperateness, think reliable, time, time to kill, time to spare, tranquillity, tread water, trust, trust implicitly, trust in, unbuttoned ease, unconsciousness, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness, via media, winter sleep, wise passiveness


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