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repose

1 [ri-pohz]
noun
1.
the state of reposing or being at rest; rest; sleep.
2.
peace; tranquillity; calm.
3.
dignified calmness, as of manner; composure.
4.
absence of movement, animation, etc.: When in repose, her face recalls the Mona Lisa.
verb (used without object), reposed, reposing.
5.
to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
6.
to lie dead: His body will repose in the chapel for two days.
7.
to be peacefully calm and quiet: The sea reposed under the tropical sun.
8.
to lie or rest on something.
9.
Archaic. to depend or rely on a person or thing.
verb (used with object), reposed, reposing.
10.
to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English reposen (v.) < Middle French reposer, Old French < Late Latin repausāre, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin pausāre to rest (derivative of Latin pausa pause)

reposedly [ri-poh-zid-lee] , adverb
reposedness, noun
reposer, noun

repose

2 [ri-pohz] ,
verb (used with object), reposed, reposing.
1.
to put (confidence, trust, etc.) in a person or thing.
2.
to put under the authority or at the disposal of a person.
3.
Archaic. to deposit.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English reposen to replace, representing Latin repōnere to put back; see re-, pose

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repose1 (rɪˈpəʊz)
 
n
1.  a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
2.  dignified calmness of manner; composure
 
vb
3.  to place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest
4.  (intr) to lie when dead, as in the grave
5.  formal (intr; foll by on, in, etc) to take support (from) or be based (on): your plan reposes on a fallacy
 
[C15: from Old French reposer, from Late Latin repausāre from re- + pausāre to stop; see pause]
 
re'posal1
 
n
 
re'poser1
 
n
 
re'poseful1
 
adj
 
re'posefully1
 
adv
 
re'posefulness1
 
n

repose2 (rɪˈpəʊz)
 
vb
1.  to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
2.  to place or put (an object) somewhere
 
[C15: from Latin repōnere to store up, from re- + pōnere to put]
 
re'posal2
 
n

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repose
"lie at rest," 1470, from M.Fr. reposer, from O.Fr. repauser (10c.), from L.L. repausare "cause to rest," from L. re-, intensive prefix, + L.L. pausare "to stop" (see pause). The noun is attested from 1509.

repose
"put, place," c.1420, from L. repos-, stem of reponere "put back, put away," from re- "back, away" + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Or perhaps formed in M.E. from O.Fr. poser, on model of disposen "dispose."
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Example sentences
Fish, reptiles, and insects all experience some kind of repose too.
Ice and avalanches of snow were regularly joining the rocks on their one-way
  trips toward new angles of repose.
He neither flinched nor faltered, and his repose and dignity would have done
  honor to a saint.
Those are increasingly digital, and still repose largely at the agencies that
  created them, or in temporary holding centers.
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