—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. 1. to lie or be at rest, as from work, activity, etc.
2. to lie dead: His body will repose in the chapel for two days. 3. to be peacefully calm and quiet: The sea reposed under the tropical sun. 4. to lie or rest on something.
5. Archaic.to depend or rely on a person or thing.
—v.t. to lay to rest; rest; refresh by rest (often used reflexively).
Pronunciation: (ri-pōz'),[key] —v.t.,-posed, -pos•ing. 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.