Repose vs Sabbatical - What's the difference?

repose | sabbatical |

As a verb repose

is .

As an adjective sabbatical is

relating to the sabbath.




  • (dated) rest, sleep
  • * 1908 ,
  • 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 .
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  • You would not rob us of our repose , would you, comrades? You would not have us too tired to carry out our duties?
  • quietness, ease; peace, calmness
  • * Dante Divine Comedy,Inferno, Canto 10
  • So may thy lineage find at last repose I thus adjured him
  • (geology) period between eruptions of a volcano.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


  • To lie at rest; to rest.
  • * Chapman
  • Within a thicket I reposed .
  • To lie; to be supported.
  • trap reposing on sand
  • To lay, to set down.
  • * Chapman
  • But these thy fortunes let us straight repose / In this divine cave's bosom.
  • * Woodward
  • Pebbles reposed in those cliffs amongst the earth are left behind.
  • To place, have, or rest; to set; to entrust.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.
  • To reside in something.
  • (figuratively) To remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
  • * I. Taylor
  • It is upon these that the soul may repose .


    Alternative forms

    * sabbatic


  • Relating to the Sabbath.
  • Relating to a .
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee's job. During the sabbatical, the employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred. University lecturers, for example, may be granted a one-year paid sabbatical once every seven years.