Re*pose" (rē*pōz"), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Reposed (-p?zd"); p.
pr. & vb. n. Reposing.] [F. reposer; L. pref.
re- re- + pausare to pause. See Pause,
Pose, v.] 1. To cause to
stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to
lodge; to reposit. [Obs.]
But these thy fortunes let us straight
In this divine cave's bosom.
Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the
earth . . . are left behind. Woodward.
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.
All being settled and reposed, the lord
archbishop did present his majesty to the lords and
After the toil of battle to repose Milton.
Your wearied virtue.
3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to
The king reposeth all his confidence in
Re*pose", v. i. 1.
To lie at rest; to rest.
Within a thicket I reposed.
2. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully
without anxiety or alarms.
It is upon these that the soul may
repose. I. Taylor.
3. To lie; to be supported; as, trap
reposing on sand.
Syn. -- To lie; recline; couch; rest; sleep; settle; lodge;
Re*pose", n. [F. repos. See
Repose, v.] 1. A lying
at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
Shake off the golden slumber of
2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from
uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.
4. (Fine Arts) 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
Angle of repose (Physics), the
inclination of a plane at which a body placed on the plane would
remain at rest, or if in motion would roll or slide down with uniform
velocity; the angle at which the various kinds of earth will stand
when abandoned to themselves.
Syn. -- Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet;
quietness; tranquillity; peace.