repose
I. verb (reposed; reposing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reposer, from Late Latin repausare, from Latin re- + Late Latin pausare to stop, from Latin pausa pause Date: 15th century transitive verb to lay at rest intransitive verb 1. a. to lie at rest b. to lie dead <
reposing in state
>
c. to remain still or concealed 2. to take a rest 3. archaic rely 4. to rest for support ; lie II. noun Date: 1509 1. a. a state of resting after exertion or strain; especially rest in sleep b. eternal or heavenly rest <
pray for the repose of a soul
>
2. a. a place of rest b. peace, tranquillity <
the repose of the bayous
>
c. a harmony in the arrangement of parts and colors that is restful to the eye 3. a. lack of activity ; quiescence b. cessation or absence of activity, movement, or animation <
the face in repose is grave and thoughtful
>
4. composure of manner ; poise III. transitive verb (reposed; reposing) Etymology: Middle English, to replace, from Latin reponere (perfect indicative reposui) Date: 15th century 1. archaic to put away or set down ; deposit 2. a. to place (as confidence or trust) in someone or something b. to place for control, management, or use

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  • repose- — ⇒REPOSE , élém. de compos. Élém. issu d une forme du verbe reposer, entrant dans la constr. de subst. désignant des objets destinés à améliorer le confort et servant à appuyer ou poser ce que désigne le 2e élém. A. [Le 2e élém. est un subst.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • repose — [ r(ə)poz ] n. f. • 1611 mus.; repouse « repos » v. 1380; de re et pose ♦ Techn. Pose (d un élément, d un appareil précédemment enlevé) (⇒ 2. reposer). Dépose et repose d un radiateur. ● repose nom féminin (de pose) Action de remettre en place ce …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reposé — repose [ r(ə)poz ] n. f. • 1611 mus.; repouse « repos » v. 1380; de re et pose ♦ Techn. Pose (d un élément, d un appareil précédemment enlevé) (⇒ 2. reposer). Dépose et repose d un radiateur. ● repose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reposé — reposé, ée (re pô zé, zée) part. passé de reposer. 1°   Qui a cessé de travailler, d agir. Un cheval frais et reposé. •   Ce n est point [dans la tragédie] la nature reposée, mais la nature en contraction et dans cet état de souffrance où la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • reposé — Reposé, [repos]ée. part. Un cheval frais & reposé. de l eau reposée. On dit, Un teint reposé, pour dire, Un teint qui n est point broüillé, & qui est tel que les jeunes personnes ont accoustumé de l avoir aprés avoir bien reposé la nuit. Il ne se …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Repose — Re*pose (r[ e]*p[=o]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reposed} ( p?zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reposing}.] [F. reposer; L. pref. re re + pausare to pause. See {Pause}, {Pose}, v.] 1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repose — ‘rest’ [15] and repose ‘place’ [15] (as in ‘repose confidence in someone’) are distinct words in English. The former comes via Old French reposer from late Latin repausāre, a compound verb based on pausāre ‘rest’ (source of English pause). The… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repose — Ⅰ. repose [1] ► NOUN 1) a state of restfulness or tranquillity. 2) composure. ► VERB 1) rest. 2) be situated or kept in a particular place. ORIGIN Old French reposer, fro …   English terms dictionary

  • repose — ‘rest’ [15] and repose ‘place’ [15] (as in ‘repose confidence in someone’) are distinct words in English. The former comes via Old French reposer from late Latin repausāre, a compound verb based on pausāre ‘rest’ (source of English pause). The… …   Word origins

  • Repose — Re*pose , v. i. 1. To lie at rest; to rest. [1913 Webster] Within a thicket I reposed. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms. [1913 Webster] It is upon these that the soul may repose. I.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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