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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repose  \Re*pose"\,  n.  [F.  repos.  See  {Repose},  v.] 
  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 
  {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)  [web1913]: 
  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  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 
  All  being  settled  and  reposed,  the  lord  archbishop 
  did  present  his  majesty  to  the  lords  and  commons. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repose  \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. 
  3.  To  lie;  to  be  supported;  as  trap  reposing  on  sand. 
  Syn:  To  lie;  recline;  couch;  rest;  sleep;  settle;  lodge; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Angle  \An"gle\  ([a^][ng]"g'l),  n.  [F.  angle,  L.  angulus  angle, 
  corner;  akin  to  uncus  hook,  Gr  'agky`los  bent,  crooked, 
  angular,  'a`gkos  a  bend  or  hollow,  AS  angel  hook,  fish-hook, 
  G.  angel,  and  F.  anchor.] 
  1.  The  inclosed  space  near  the  point  where  two  lines  meet  a 
  corner;  a  nook. 
  Into  the  utmost  angle  of  the  world.  --Spenser. 
  To  search  the  tenderest  angles  of  the  heart. 
  2.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  figure  made  by  two  lines  which  meet 
  b  The  difference  of  direction  of  two  lines.  In  the  lines 
  meet  the  point  of  meeting  is  the  vertex  of  the  angle. 
  3.  A  projecting  or  sharp  corner;  an  angular  fragment. 
  Though  but  an  angle  reached  him  of  the  stone. 
  4.  (Astrol.)  A  name  given  to  four  of  the  twelve  astrological 
  ``houses.''  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  5.  [AS.  angel.]  A  fishhook;  tackle  for  catching  fish, 
  consisting  of  a  line  hook,  and  bait,  with  or  without  a 
  Give  me  mine  angle:  we  'll  to  the  river  there 
  A  fisher  next  his  trembling  angle  bears.  --Pope. 
  {Acute  angle},  one  less  than  a  right  angle,  or  less  than 
  {Adjacent}  or  {Contiguous  angles},  such  as  have  one  leg 
  common  to  both  angles. 
  {Alternate  angles}.  See  {Alternate}. 
  {Angle  bar}. 
  a  (Carp.)  An  upright  bar  at  the  angle  where  two  faces  of 
  a  polygonal  or  bay  window  meet  --Knight. 
  b  (Mach.)  Same  as  {Angle  iron}. 
  {Angle  bead}  (Arch.),  a  bead  worked  on  or  fixed  to  the  angle 
  of  any  architectural  work  esp.  for  protecting  an  angle  of 
  a  wall. 
  {Angle  brace},  {Angle  tie}  (Carp.),  a  brace  across  an 
  interior  angle  of  a  wooden  frame,  forming  the  hypothenuse 
  and  securing  the  two  side  pieces  together.  --Knight. 
  {Angle  iron}  (Mach.),  a  rolled  bar  or  plate  of  iron  having 
  one  or  more  angles,  used  for  forming  the  corners,  or 
  connecting  or  sustaining  the  sides  of  an  iron  structure  to 
  which  it  is  riveted. 
  {Angle  leaf}  (Arch.),  a  detail  in  the  form  of  a  leaf,  more  or 
  less  conventionalized,  used  to  decorate  and  sometimes  to 
  strengthen  an  angle. 
  {Angle  meter},  an  instrument  for  measuring  angles,  esp.  for 
  ascertaining  the  dip  of  strata. 
  {Angle  shaft}  (Arch.),  an  enriched  angle  bead,  often  having  a 
  capital  or  base,  or  both 
  {Curvilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  two  curved  lines. 
  {External  angles},  angles  formed  by  the  sides  of  any 
  right-lined  figure,  when  the  sides  are  produced  or 
  {Facial  angle}.  See  under  {Facial}. 
  {Internal  angles},  those  which  are  within  any  right-lined 
  {Mixtilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  with  a  curved 
  {Oblique  angle},  one  acute  or  obtuse,  in  opposition  to  a 
  right  angle. 
  {Obtuse  angle},  one  greater  than  a  right  angle,  or  more  than 
  {Optic  angle}.  See  under  {Optic}. 
  {Rectilineal}  or  {Right-lined  angle},  one  formed  by  two  right 
  {Right  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  falling  on  another 
  perpendicularly,  or  an  angle  of  90[deg]  (measured  by  a 
  quarter  circle). 
  {Solid  angle},  the  figure  formed  by  the  meeting  of  three  or 
  more  plane  angles  at  one  point. 
  {Spherical  angle},  one  made  by  the  meeting  of  two  arcs  of 
  great  circles,  which  mutually  cut  one  another  on  the 
  surface  of  a  globe  or  sphere. 
  {Visual  angle},  the  angle  formed  by  two  rays  of  light,  or  two 
  straight  lines  drawn  from  the  extreme  points  of  an  object 
  to  the  center  of  the  eye. 
  {For  Angles  of  commutation},  {draught},  {incidence}, 
  {reflection},  {refraction},  {position},  {repose},  {fraction}, 
  see  {Commutation},  {Draught},  {Incidence},  {Reflection}, 
  {Refraction},  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  freedom  from  activity  (work  or  strain  or  responsibility); 
  "took  his  repose  by  the  swimming  pool"  [syn:  {ease},  {rest}, 
  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},  {tranquility}] 
  v  1:  put  or  confide  something  in  a  person  or  thing  "These 
  philosphers  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:  lie  in  a  comfortable  resting  position;  "He  was  reposing  on 
  the  couch"  [syn:  {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" 
  7:  be  at  rest  [syn:  {rest}]  [ant:  {be  active}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REPOSE,  v.i.  To  cease  from  troubling. 

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