"repose" Definition

  1. v. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
  2. v. To lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose; to rest, -- often reflexive; as, to repose one's self on a couch.
  3. v. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
  4. v. i. To lie at rest; to rest.
  5. v. i. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
  6. v. i. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
  7. v. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
  8. v. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
  9. v. A rest; a pause.
  10. v. 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.

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Position in dictionary: 83433 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v., v., v., v. i., v. i., v. i., v., v., v., v.,
Words that start with "repose": 4
Words that end with "repose": 2
Words that contain "repose": 5
Next words in dictionary: reposed, reposeful, reposer, reposing, reposit, reposited, repositing, reposition, repositor, repository
Previous words in dictionary: reposance, reposal, reportorial, reportingly, reporter, reported, reportage, reportable, report, repopulation

English Dictionary Definition of repose

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