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Meaning & Definition of Repose in English

English

Repose

/ripoʊz/

noun

1. Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

  • "Took his repose by the swimming pool"
    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • ease
  • ,
  • repose
  • ,
  • relaxation

2. The absence of mental stress or anxiety

    synonym:
  • peace
  • ,
  • peacefulness
  • ,
  • peace of mind
  • ,
  • repose
  • ,
  • serenity
  • ,
  • heartsease
  • ,
  • ataraxis

3. A disposition free from stress or emotion

    synonym:
  • repose
  • ,
  • quiet
  • ,
  • placidity
  • ,
  • serenity
  • ,
  • tranquillity
  • ,
  • tranquility

verb

1. Put or confide something in a person or thing

  • "These philosophers reposed the law in the people"
    synonym:
  • repose

2. Be inherent or innate in

    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • reside
  • ,
  • repose

3. Lie when dead

  • "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
    synonym:
  • repose

4. Lean in a comfortable resting position

  • "He was reposing on the couch"
    synonym:
  • recumb
  • ,
  • repose
  • ,
  • recline

5. Put in a horizontal position

  • "Lay the books on the table"
  • "Lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
    synonym:
  • lay
  • ,
  • put down
  • ,
  • repose

6. To put something (eg trust) in something

  • "The nation reposed its confidence in the king"
    synonym:
  • repose