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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·pose /rɪˈpoz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pose, 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.
 Syn: -- Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness; tranquillity; peace.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pose, 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.
 Syn: -- To lie; recline; couch; rest; sleep; settle; lodge; abide.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reposed p. pr. & vb. n. Reposing.]
 1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to lodge; to reposit. [Obs.]
 But these thy fortunes let us straight repose
 In this divine cave's bosom.   --Chapman.
    Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth . . . are left behind.   --Woodward.
 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.
    All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop did present his majesty to the lords and commons.   --Fuller.
 After the toil of battle to repose
 Your wearied virtue.   --Milton.
 3. To place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust.
    The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);
           "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: rest, ease,
      2: the absence of mental stress or anxiety [syn: peace, peacefulness,
          peace of mind, serenity, heartsease, ataraxis]
      3: a disposition free from stress or emotion [syn: quiet, placidity,
          serenity, tranquillity, tranquility]
      v 1: put or confide something in a person or thing; "These
           philosophers reposed the law in the people"
      2: be inherent or innate in; [syn: rest, reside]
      3: lie when dead; "Mao reposes in his mausoleum"
      4: lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on
         the couch" [syn: recumb, recline]
      5: put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table";
         "lay the patient carefully onto the bed" [syn: lay, put
      6: to put something (eg trust) in something; "The nation
         reposed its confidence in the King"