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re-pose

[ree-pohz]
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verb (used with or without object), re-posed, re-pos·ing.
  1. to pose again.

Origin of re-pose

Can be confusedre-pose repose

repose1

[ri-pohz]
noun
  1. the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
  2. peace; tranquillity; calm.
  3. dignified calmness, as of manner; composure.
  4. absence of movement, animation, etc.: When in repose, her face recalls the Mona Lisa.
verb (used without object), re·posed, re·pos·ing.
  1. to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
  2. to lie dead: His body will repose in the chapel for two days.
  3. to be peacefully calm and quiet: The sea reposed under the tropical sun.
  4. to lie or rest on something.
  5. Archaic. to depend or rely on a person or thing.
verb (used with object), re·posed, re·pos·ing.
  1. to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).

Origin of repose1

1425–75; late Middle English reposen (v.) < Middle French reposer, Old French < Late Latin repausāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin pausāre to rest (derivative of Latin pausa pause)
Related formsre·pos·ed·ly [ri-poh-zid-lee] /rɪˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverbre·pos·ed·ness, nounre·pos·er, noun
Can be confusedre-pose repose

repose2

[ri-pohz]
verb (used with object), re·posed, re·pos·ing.
  1. to put (confidence, trust, etc.) in a person or thing.
  2. to put under the authority or at the disposal of a person.
  3. Archaic. to deposit.

Origin of repose2

1375–1425; late Middle English reposen to replace, representing Latin repōnere to put back; see re-, pose1
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Examples from the Web for reposed

Historical Examples

  • Mr Verloc reposed characteristically, clad in his outdoor garments.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • I reposed on the laurels which I had gathered myself, and I slept better.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • 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

    Jacob Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for reposed

repose1

noun
  1. a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
  2. dignified calmness of manner; composure
verb
  1. to place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest
  2. (intr) to lie when dead, as in the grave
  3. (intr ; foll by on, in, etc) formal to take support (from) or be based (on)your plan reposes on a fallacy
Derived Formsreposal, nounreposer, nounreposeful, adjectivereposefully, adverbreposefulness, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre from re- + pausāre to stop; see pause

repose2

verb (tr)
  1. to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
  2. to place or put (an object) somewhere
Derived Formsreposal, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin repōnere to store up, from re- + pōnere to put
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Word Origin and History for reposed

repose

v.1

"lie at rest," mid-15c., from Middle French reposer, from Old French repauser (10c.), from Late Latin repausare "cause to rest," from Latin re-, here probably an intensive prefix (see re-), + Late Latin pausare "to stop" (see pause (v.)). Related: Reposed; reposing.

repose

v.2

"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."

repose

n.

"rest," c.1500, from Middle French repos (11c.), back-formation from reposer (see repose (v.1)).

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