repose

1
[ ri-pohz ]
/ rɪˈpoʊz /

noun

verb (used without object), re·posed, re·pos·ing.

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

to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).

Nearby words

  1. reporter,
  2. reporter gene,
  3. reporting,
  4. reportorial,
  5. reposal,
  6. reposedly,
  7. reposeful,
  8. reposit,
  9. reposition,
  10. repositor

Origin of repose

1
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

repose

2
[ ri-pohz ]
/ rɪˈpoʊz /

verb (used with object), re·posed, re·pos·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

2
1375–1425; late Middle English reposen to replace, representing Latin repōnere to put back; see re-, pose1

re-pose

[ ree-pohz ]
/ riˈpoʊz /

verb (used with or without object), re-posed, re-pos·ing.

to pose again.

Origin of re-pose


Can be confusedre-pose repose

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British Dictionary definitions for repose

repose

1
/ (rɪˈpəʊz) /

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

Word Origin for repose

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

verb (tr)

to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
to place or put (an object) somewhere
Derived Formsreposal, noun

Word Origin for repose

C15: from Latin repōnere to store up, from re- + pōnere to put

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