repose

repose
1. noun
a) rest, sleep

Dark and deserted as it was, the night was full of small noises, song and chatter and rustling, telling of the busy little population who were up and about, plying their trades and vocations through the night till sunshine should fall on them at last and send them off to their well-earned repose.

2. verb
a) To lay, to set down.
b) To confide or entrust to someone.

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  • repose- — ⇒REPOSE , élém. de compos. Élém. issu d une forme du verbe reposer, entrant dans la constr. de subst. désignant des objets destinés à améliorer le confort et servant à appuyer ou poser ce que désigne le 2e élém. A. [Le 2e élém. est un subst.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • repose — [ r(ə)poz ] n. f. • 1611 mus.; repouse « repos » v. 1380; de re et pose ♦ Techn. Pose (d un élément, d un appareil précédemment enlevé) (⇒ 2. reposer). Dépose et repose d un radiateur. ● repose nom féminin (de pose) Action de remettre en place ce …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • reposé — repose [ r(ə)poz ] n. f. • 1611 mus.; repouse « repos » v. 1380; de re et pose ♦ Techn. Pose (d un élément, d un appareil précédemment enlevé) (⇒ 2. reposer). Dépose et repose d un radiateur. ● repose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Repose — Re*pose , n. [F. repos. See {Repose}, v.] 1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet. [1913 Webster] Shake off the golden slumber of repose. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reposé — reposé, ée (re pô zé, zée) part. passé de reposer. 1°   Qui a cessé de travailler, d agir. Un cheval frais et reposé. •   Ce n est point [dans la tragédie] la nature reposée, mais la nature en contraction et dans cet état de souffrance où la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • reposé — Reposé, [repos]ée. part. Un cheval frais & reposé. de l eau reposée. On dit, Un teint reposé, pour dire, Un teint qui n est point broüillé, & qui est tel que les jeunes personnes ont accoustumé de l avoir aprés avoir bien reposé la nuit. Il ne se …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Repose — Re*pose (r[ e]*p[=o]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reposed} ( p?zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reposing}.] [F. reposer; L. pref. re re + pausare to pause. See {Pause}, {Pose}, v.] 1. To cause to stop or to rest after motion; hence, to deposit; to lay down; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repose — ‘rest’ [15] and repose ‘place’ [15] (as in ‘repose confidence in someone’) are distinct words in English. The former comes via Old French reposer from late Latin repausāre, a compound verb based on pausāre ‘rest’ (source of English pause). The… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repose — Ⅰ. repose [1] ► NOUN 1) a state of restfulness or tranquillity. 2) composure. ► VERB 1) rest. 2) be situated or kept in a particular place. ORIGIN Old French reposer, fro …   English terms dictionary

  • repose — ‘rest’ [15] and repose ‘place’ [15] (as in ‘repose confidence in someone’) are distinct words in English. The former comes via Old French reposer from late Latin repausāre, a compound verb based on pausāre ‘rest’ (source of English pause). The… …   Word origins

  • Repose — Re*pose , v. i. 1. To lie at rest; to rest. [1913 Webster] Within a thicket I reposed. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms. [1913 Webster] It is upon these that the soul may repose. I.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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