Repose

Definition of Repose

Re`pose´   Pronunciation: rė`pōz´
v. t.1.To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit.
[imp. & p. p. Reposed (-p?zd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reposing.]
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.
3.To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
v. i.1.To lie at rest; to rest.
Within a thicket I reposed.
- Chapman.
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.
n.1.A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
Shake off the golden slumber of repose.
- Shak.
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 repose.
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.

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