- to pose again.
Origin of re-pose
- the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
- peace; tranquillity; calm.
- dignified calmness, as of manner; composure.
- absence of movement, animation, etc.: When in repose, her face recalls the Mona Lisa.
- to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
- to lie dead: His body will repose in the chapel for two days.
- to be peacefully calm and quiet: The sea reposed under the tropical sun.
- to lie or rest on something.
- Archaic. to depend or rely on a person or thing.
- to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).
Origin of repose1
- to put (confidence, trust, etc.) in a person or thing.
- to put under the authority or at the disposal of a person.
- Archaic. to deposit.
Origin of repose2
Examples from the Web for reposed
Mr Verloc reposed characteristically, clad in his outdoor garments.The Secret Agent
I reposed on the laurels which I had gathered myself, and I slept better.My Double Life
It was too puny a contest for him, and he reposed upon the consciousness of his own integrity.Patrick Henry
Moses Coit Tyler
I could have reposed there for a month, or a year, or for ever.
Trust is reposed in them, which may be greater or less, as they are able to bear.The Teacher
- a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
- dignified calmness of manner; composure
- to place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest
- (intr) to lie when dead, as in the grave
- (intr ; foll by on, in, etc) formal to take support (from) or be based (on)your plan reposes on a fallacy
- to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
- to place or put (an object) somewhere
Word Origin and History for reposed
"put, place," mid-15c., from Latin repos-, stem of reponere "put back, set back, replace, restore; put away, lay out, stretch out," from re- "back, away" (see re-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Or perhaps [Klein] formed in Middle English from Old French poser, on model of disposen "dispose."
"rest," c.1500, from Middle French repos (11c.), back-formation from reposer (see repose (v.1)).