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Definition of Repose


  1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
  2. 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. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
  4. To lie at rest; to rest.
  5. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
  6. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
  7. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
  8. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
  9. A rest; a pause.
  10. 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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Repose Translations

repose in Afrikaans is rus
repose in Danish is hvile, ro
repose in Dutch is rusten
repose in German is ruhen
repose in Latin is otium, silentium
repose in Norwegian is hvile
repose in Portuguese is descansar
repose in Spanish is reposo, descansar
repose in Swedish is vila, ro