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REPOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does repose mean? 

REPOSE (noun)
  The noun REPOSE has 3 senses:

1. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
2. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
3. a disposition free from stress or emotion

  Familiarity information: REPOSE used as a noun is uncommon.


REPOSE (verb)
  The verb REPOSE has 6 senses:

1. put or confide something in a person or thing
2. be inherent or innate in
3. lie when dead
4. lean in a comfortable resting position
5. put in a horizontal position
6. to put something (eg trust) in something

  Familiarity information: REPOSE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPOSE (noun)


Sense 1repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

repose; rest; ease; relaxation

Context example:

took his repose by the swimming pool

Hypernyms ("repose" is a kind of...):

inactivity (being inactive; being less active)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repose"):

bed rest; bedrest (confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons))

laziness (relaxed and easy activity)

lie-in (a long stay in bed in the morning)

dormancy; quiescence; quiescency; sleeping (quiet and inactive restfulness)

leisure (freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity)


Sense 2repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The absence of mental stress or anxiety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

ataraxis; peace of mind; serenity; repose; peacefulness; peace; heartsease

Hypernyms ("repose" is a kind of...):

quietness; quietude; tranquility; tranquillity (a state of peace and quiet)


Sense 3repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition free from stress or emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

tranquility; serenity; placidity; repose; tranquillity; quiet

Hypernyms ("repose" is a kind of...):

calm; calmness; composure; equanimity (steadiness of mind under stress)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "repose"):

ataraxia (peace of mind)


REPOSE (verb)


Sense 1repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put or confide something in a person or thing

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

These philosophers reposed the law in the people

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

assign; put (attribute or give)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be inherent or innate in

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

repose; reside; rest

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

attach to; inhere in (be part of)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie when dead

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Mao reposes in his mausoleum

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lean in a comfortable resting position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

recumb; recline; repose

Context example:

He was reposing on the couch

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "repose"):

rest (be at rest)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

The children repose in the rocking chair
There repose some children in the rocking chair


Sense 5repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in a horizontal position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

lay; put down; repose

Context examples:

lay the books on the table / lay the patient carefully onto the bed

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Cause:

lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "repose"):

rebury (bury again)

bury; entomb; inhume; inter; lay to rest (place in a grave or tomb)

blow; lay (lay eggs)

rail (lay with rails)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP

Also:

repose on (be based on; of theories and claims, for example)


Sense 6repose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To put something (eg trust) in something

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The nation reposed its confidence in the King

Hypernyms (to "repose" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


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