Repose

Re*pose"

, n. [F. repos. See Repose, v.] 1. A lying at rest; sleep; rest; quiet.
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Shake off the golden slumber of repose.
Shak.
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2. Rest of mind; tranquillity; freedom from uneasiness; also, a composed manner or deportment.
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3. (Poetic) A rest; a pause.
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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.
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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.
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Syn. -- Rest; recumbency; reclination; ease; quiet; quietness; tranquillity; peace.
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