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repose

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[ ri-pohz ]
/ rɪˈpoʊz /
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noun
verb (used without object), re·posed, re·pos·ing.
verb (used with object), re·posed, re·pos·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 1425–75; late Middle English verb reposen, from Middle French reposer, Old French, from Late Latin repausāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin pausāre “to rest” (derivative of Latin pausa pause)

OTHER WORDS FROM repose

re·pos·ed·ly [ri-poh-zid-lee], /rɪˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverbre·pos·ed·ness, nounre·pos·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repose

re-pose, repose

Other definitions for repose (2 of 3)

repose2
[ 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

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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English reposen “to replace,” influenced by Latin reposuisse “to have put back,” perfect infinitive of repōnere; see re-, pose1

Other definitions for repose (3 of 3)

re-pose
[ ree-pohz ]
/ riˈpoʊz /

verb (used with or without object), re-posed, re-pos·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
/ (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 of repose

Word Origin for repose

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

British Dictionary definitions for repose (2 of 2)

repose2
/ (rɪˈpəʊz) /

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 repōnere to store up, from re- + pōnere to put
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