Definition of "repose" []

  • The act of resting or the state of being at rest. (noun)
  • Freedom from worry; peace of mind. (noun)
  • Calmness; tranquillity. (noun)
  • To lay (oneself) down. (verb-transitive)
  • To rest or relax (oneself). (verb-transitive)
  • A state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Dignified calmness of manner; composure (noun)
  • To place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest (verb)
  • To lie when dead, as in the grave (verb)
  • To take support (from) or be based (on) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "repose" in a sentence
  • "The long list of occupations which you call 'repose' is enough to wear out any constitution, even one which is so admirably knit as yours."
  • "She never talked of herself, so that it were well to let it go down that when in repose, expurgated, Greek she certainly was."
  • "He was not a big man, but his voice boomed, and his hands were meaty, and in repose there was something august about his heavy midwestern features: pale blue eyes that, in the absence of hopefulness, might have looked severe; prominent, straight nose and heavy jowls that, in the absence of mirth, might have seemed imperious and disapproving."