Angle of repose

Angle of repose
Repose Re*pose", n. [F. repos. See {Repose}, v.] 1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet. [1913 Webster]

Shake off the golden slumber of repose. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment. [1913 Webster]

3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause. [1913 Webster]

4. (Fine Arts) That harmony or moderation which affords rest for the eye; -- opposed to the scattering and division of a subject into too many unconnected parts, and also to anything which is overstrained; as, a painting may want repose. [1913 Webster]

{Angle of repose} (Physics), the inclination of a plane at which a body placed on the plane would remain at rest, or if in motion would roll or slide down with uniform velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth will stand when abandoned to themselves. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness; tranquillity; peace. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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