repose

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, borrowed from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre (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 August 17, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], chapter 6, in Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, London: Secker & Warburg, OCLC 3655473:
      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) The period between eruptions of a volcano.
  4. (art) A form of visual harmony that gives rest to the eye.
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) To lie at rest; to rest.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chapman and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Within a thicket I reposed.
  2. (intransitive) To lie; to be supported.
    trap reposing on sand
  3. (transitive) To lay, to set down.
    • (Can we date this quote by Chapman and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      But these thy fortunes let us straight repose / In this divine cave's bosom.
    • (Can we date this quote by Woodward and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth [] are left behind.
  4. (transitive) To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.
  5. (transitive) To compose; to make tranquil.
  6. (intransitive) To reside in something.
  7. (intransitive, figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
    • (Can we date this quote by I. Taylor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It is upon these that the soul may repose.
  8. (intransitive, Eastern Orthodox Church) To die, especially of a saint.
    Simon reposed in the year 1287.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ pose

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To pose again.

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Asturian[edit]

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repose

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

French[edit]

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repose

  1. inflection of reposer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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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.