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repose

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[ ri-pohz ]
/ r瑟藞po蕣z /
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noun
verb (used without object), re路posed, re路pos路ing.
verb (used with object), re路posed, re路pos路ing.
to lay at rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).
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Origin of repose

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First recorded in 1425鈥75; late Middle English verb reposen, from Middle French reposer, Old French, from Late Latin repaus膩re, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin paus膩re 鈥渢o rest鈥 (derivative of Latin pausa pause)

OTHER WORDS FROM repose

re路pos路ed路ly [ri-poh-zid-lee], /r瑟藞po蕣 z瑟d li/, adverbre路pos路ed路ness, nounre路pos路er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repose

re-pose, repose

Other definitions for repose (2 of 3)

repose2
[ ri-pohz ]
/ r瑟藞po蕣z /

verb (used with object), re路posed, re路pos路ing.
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 repose

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First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English reposen 鈥渢o replace,鈥 influenced by Latin reposuisse 鈥渢o have put back,鈥 perfect infinitive of rep艒nere; see re-, pose1

Other definitions for repose (3 of 3)

re-pose
[ ree-pohz ]
/ ri藞po蕣z /

verb (used with or without object), re-posed, re-pos路ing.
to pose again.

Origin of re-pose

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-pose

re-pose , repose
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British Dictionary definitions for repose (1 of 2)

repose1
/ (r瑟藞p蓹蕣z) /

noun
a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
dignified calmness of manner; composure
verb
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

Derived forms of repose

Word Origin for repose

C15: from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repaus膩re from re- + paus膩re to stop; see pause

British Dictionary definitions for repose (2 of 2)

repose2
/ (r瑟藞p蓹蕣z) /

verb (tr)
to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
to place or put (an object) somewhere

Derived forms of repose

reposal, noun

Word Origin for repose

C15: from Latin rep艒nere to store up, from re- + p艒nere to put
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