repose
repose1
reposedly /ri poh"zid lee/, adv.reposedness, n.reposer, n.
/ri pohz"/, n., v., reposed, reposing.
n.
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.
v.i.
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.
v.t.
10. to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).
[1425-75; late ME reposen (v.) < MF reposer, OF < LL repausare, equiv. to L re- RE- + LL pausare to rest (deriv. of L pausa PAUSE)]
repose2
/ri pohz"/, v.t., 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.
[1375-1425; late ME reposen to replace, repr. L reponere to put back; see RE-, POSE]

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