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Dictionary Definition

repose

Noun

1 freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: rest, ease, relaxation]
2 the absence of mental stress or anxiety [syn: peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis]
3 a disposition free from stress or emotion [syn: quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility]

Verb

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]
3 lie when dead; "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
4 lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch" [syn: recumb, recline]
5 put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: lay, put down]
6 to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. rest, sleep
  2. quietness, ease; peace, calmness
  3. In the context of "geology": period between eruptions of a volcano.

Translations

rest
  • Portuguese: repouso
quietness
  • Portuguese: repouso
period between eruptions of a volcano
  • Portuguese: repouso

Verb

  1. To lay, to set down.
  2. To confide or entrust to someone.
  3. To reside in something.

French

Pronunciation

Verb

repose
  1. First-person singular indicative present form of reposer.
  2. Third-person singular indicative present form of reposer.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present form of reposer.
  4. First-person singular subjunctive present form of reposer.
  5. Third-person singular subjunctive present form of reposer.

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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