- 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
Related Words for reposesinactivity, stillness, quietude, renewal, quietness, slumber, ease, peace, quiet, rest, refreshment, restoration, sleep, leisure, tranquillity, relaxation, inaction, respite, relaxing, lie
Examples from the Web for reposes
Historical Examples of reposes
I own to you I feel little of that confidence that he reposes in this matter.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
But in them reposes much of the material upon which this book is based.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
It reposes here in America, the property of an artist of that period.Adventures in the Arts
He reposes in the spot which young Renault had bought for him.The Man With The Broken Ear
Europe, Mr. Belloc argues, reposes upon the foundations of nationality.Hilaire Belloc
C. Creighton Mandell
- 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
Word Origin for repose
- to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
- to place or put (an object) somewhere
Word Origin for repose
"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)).