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Noun: repose  ri'powz
  1. Freedom from activity (work, strain or responsibility)
    "took his repose by the swimming pool";
    - rest, ease, relaxation
  2. The absence of mental stress or anxiety
    - peace, peacefulness, peace of mind, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis
  3. A disposition free from stress or emotion
    - quiet, placidity, serenity, tranquillity, tranquility [N. Amer]
Verb: repose  ri'powz
  1. Put or confide something in a person or thing
    "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
  2. Be inherent or innate in
    - rest, reside
  3. Lie when dead
    "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
  4. Lean in a comfortable resting position
    "He was reposing on the couch";
    - recumb [rare], recline
  5. Put in a horizontal position
    "repose the books on the table";
    - lay, put down
  6. To put something (eg trust) in something
    "The nation reposed its confidence in the King"

Derived forms: reposed, reposing, reposes

See also: cache, save up, superimpose

Type of: assign, attach to, calm, calmness, collectedness, composure, equanimity, inactivity, inhere in, lay, lie, place, pose, position, put, quietness, quietude, set, tranquility [N. Amer], tranquillity, unflappability

Encyclopedia: Repose, Altar of