Definition of repose :
1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
2. A rest; a pause.
3. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
4. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
5. 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.
6. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
7. 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.
8. To lie at rest; to rest.
9. To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
10. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
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leisure (part of speech: noun)
peace (part of speech: noun)
nonresistance, truce, quiescence, orderliness, rest, concord, accord, peace, friendliness, amity, placidness, calm, neutrality, armistice, quietness, serenity, tranquility, cease-fire, quiet, order, nonaggression
calm (part of speech: noun)
relax (part of speech: verb)
rest (part of speech: verb)
repose (part of speech: verb)
- Furthermore, his expression varied much according to circumstances, and the painter saw it only in repose. - "The True George Washington [10th Ed.]", Paul Leicester Ford.
- Like ourselves, they have worked and have eaten, and are enjoying an hour's repose. - "Max", Katherine Cecil Thurston.
- Wearied with her long journey, and all the excitement of the day, Proserpine signified to one of the Elysians in attendance her desire for refreshment and repose. - "The Infernal Marriage", Benjamin Disraeli.