repose

Repose is a formal or literary term used to mean the act of resting, or the state of being at rest. Repose is also a state of mind: freedom from worry.

As a verb, repose means to rest or relax, or to rest on something for support: There she was, reposing on the front porch. The verb is from Middle English, from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre "to cause to rest," from the Latin prefix re- "again" plus pausāre "to rest."

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: repose

1
nv
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
lean in a comfortable resting position
2
v
put or confide something in a person or thing
3
v
be inherent or innate in;
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: repose
1

n freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

“took his repose by the swimming pool”
Synonyms:
ease, relaxation, rest
Types:
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bed rest, bedrest
confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
laziness
relaxed and easy activity
lie-in
a long stay in bed in the morning
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping
quiet and inactive restfulness
leisure
freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
vegetation
inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
vacationing
the act of taking a vacation
Type of:
inactivity
being inactive; being less active

n the absence of mental stress or anxiety

Synonyms:
ataraxis, heartsease, peace, peace of mind, peacefulness, serenity
Type of:
quietness, quietude, tranquility, tranquillity
a state of peace and quiet

n a disposition free from stress or emotion

Synonyms:
placidity, quiet, serenity, tranquility, tranquillity
Types:
ataraxia
peace of mind
Type of:
calm, calmness, composure, equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress

v lean in a comfortable resting position

“He was reposing on the couch”
Synonyms:
recline, recumb
recline
cause to recline
Types:
rest
be at rest
catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber
be asleep
drowse
be on the verge of sleeping
Type of:
lie
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

v lie when dead

“Mao reposes in his mausoleum”
Type of:
lie
be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position

v put in a horizontal position

Synonyms:
lay, put down
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rail
lay with rails
lay
lay eggs
blow
lay eggs
bury, entomb, inhume, inter, lay to rest
place in a grave or tomb
rebury
bury again
spawn
lay spawn
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
2

v put or confide something in a person or thing

“These philosophers reposed the law in the people”
Type of:
assign, put
attribute or give

v to put something (eg trust) in something

“The nation reposed its confidence in the King”
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location
3

v be inherent or innate in;

Synonyms:
reside, rest
Type of:
attach to, inhere in
be part of
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