repose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin repausare (to lay at rest, quiet, also nourish, intransitive to be at rest, rest, repose), from Latin re- (again) + pausare (to pause, rest), from pausa (pause), from Ancient Greek παῦσις (paûsis).

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Noun[edit]

repose (countable and uncountable, plural reposes)

  1. (dated) rest, sleep
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      Dark and deserted as it was, the night was full of small noises, song and chatter and rustling, telling of the busy little population who were up and about, plying their trades and vocations through the night till sunshine should fall on them at last and send them off to their well-earned repose.
    • 1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm, chapter 6
      You would not rob us of our repose, would you, comrades? You would not have us too tired to carry out our duties?
  2. quietness, ease; peace, calmness
  3. (geology) period between eruptions of a volcano.

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Verb[edit]

repose (third-person singular simple present reposes, present participle reposing, simple past and past participle reposed)

  1. To lie at rest; to rest.
    • Chapman
      Within a thicket I reposed.
  2. To lie; to be supported.
    trap reposing on sand
  3. To lay, to set down.
    • Chapman
      But these thy fortunes let us straight repose / In this divine cave's bosom.
    • Woodward
      Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth [] are left behind.
  4. To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.
    • Shakespeare
      The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.
  5. To reside in something.
  6. (figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
    • I. Taylor
      It is upon these that the soul may repose.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

repose

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of reposar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of reposar

French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

repose

  1. First-person singular indicative present form of reposer.
  2. Third-person singular indicative present form of reposer.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present form of reposer.
  4. First-person singular subjunctive present form of reposer.
  5. Third-person singular subjunctive present form of reposer.

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

repose

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reposar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reposar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reposar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reposar.