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Definitions of rest

  1. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. be inherent or innate in; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be at rest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. not move; be in a resting position Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To arrest. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A set or game at tennis. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Silence in music or in one of its parts; the name of the character that stands for such silence. They are named as notes are, whole, half, quarter,etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To be satisfied; to acquiesce. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To lay or place at rest; to quiet. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. To place, as on a support; to cause to lean. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To be left; to remain; to continue to be. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A short pause in reading verse; a csura. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Freedom from activity. Medical Dictionary DB
  44. A ceasing from motion or labor; quiet; peace; repose; sleep; hence, death; place of quiet or repose; in music, a period of silence and its sign; a short pause in reading; that on which anything leans for support; the rest, a remainder; the others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. To stop moving or acting; be quiet; to take repose; sleep; be dead; be at peace; to trust; be supported; stand; lean; to remain in one place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  46. Cause to cease from labor; cause to take repose; place on a support; lay; lean; to base or ground. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. 1. Quiet, repose. 2. To repose, to cease from work. 3. A group of cells or a portion of fetal tissue which has become displaced and lies embedded in tissue of another character; it is believed by many that under certain conditions this embryonic structure may take on renewed growth and give rise to a tumor; called also embryonal r., or epithelial r. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  48. Cessation from motion or disturbance: peace: quiet: sleep: the final sleep or death: place of rest: that on which anything rests: a pause of the voice in reading: (music) an interval of silence and its mark. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. That which remains after the separation of a part: remainder: others. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. To remain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. Quiet; sleep; death; cessation of motion. &c.; place of rest; support; pause in music; remainder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. To be at rest; repose; be supported; remain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  53. To lay at rest; place on a support. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  54. To cause to cease from labor or exertion; cease; desist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. To support; sustain; trust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. To repose; sleep; be quiet; be still in death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  57. Cessation from exertion or motion; peace; sleep; death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  58. A support; stopping place; pause or interval in music. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. To remain; be left. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A remainder; the others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Cessation from motion or action of any kind; repose; quiet; sleep; peace; place of quiet or repose; that on which anything rests; a short pause; a pause or interval of time, during which there is an intermission of the voice or sound. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  62. That which is left; the remainder; the others; the undivided profits remaining at the time of balancing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. To place; to quiet; to lay to rest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. To cease from action or motion of any kind; to be quiet; to repose; to sleep; to be dead; to lean; to stand on; to acquiesce; to rely; to abide. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  65. A state free from motion or disturbance; quiet; repose; sleep; final sleep; cessation from labour; that on which a thing leans for support; trust; peace; in music, a pause in sound, or the mark to indicate it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  66. To lay or place at rest; to cease from action or motion of any kind; to be tranquil; to be at peace; to recline; to be in a state of repose or slumber; to sleep the final sleep; to lean on; to trust or rely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  67. That which remains, or mayremain, after the separation of a part; overplus; residue; others; a surplus fund held in reserve by a bank or a public company in order to equalise the dividends, should the profits made in any one year fall below the amount required for paying the usual dividend to the shareholders; resting owing, in Scotch law, remaining due. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  68. A short pause in reading verse; a c/sura. mso.anu.edu.au
  69. Gr. katapausis, equivalent to the Hebrew word noah ( Hebrews 4:1 ). biblestudytools.com
  70. Gr. anapausis, "rest from weariness" ( Matthew 11:28 ). biblestudytools.com
  71. Gr. anesis, "relaxation" ( 2 Thessalonians 1:7 ). biblestudytools.com
  72. Gr. sabbatismos, a Sabbath rest, a rest from all work ( Hebrews 4:9 ; RSV, "sabbath"), a rest like that of God when he had finished the work of creation. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[B] indicates this entry was also found in Baker's Evangelical DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Rest". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  73. A short pause in reading verse; a caesura. dictgcide_fs
  74. To be free from whatever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still. dictgcide_fs
  75. rest, n. cessation from motion or disturbance: peace: quiet: sleep: the final sleep, or death: place of rest, as an inn, &c.: repose: release: security: tranquillity: stay: that on which anything rests or is supported: a pause of the voice in reading: (mus.) an interval between tones, also its mark: in ancient armour, a projection from the cuirass to support the lance: a quick and continued returning of the ball at tennis: in the game of primero, the final stake made by the player.--v.i. to cease from action or labour: to be still: to repose: to sleep: to be dead: to be supported: to lean or trust: to be satisfied: to come to an end: to be undisturbed: to take rest: to lie: to trust: (law) to terminate voluntarily the adducing of evidence: to be in the power of, as 'it rests with you.'--v.t. to lay at rest: to quiet: to place on a support.--n. REST'-CURE, the treatment of exhaustion by isolation in bed.--adj. REST'FUL (Shak.), being at rest, quiet, giving rest.--adv. REST'FULLY, in a state of rest.--ns. REST'FULNESS, the state or quality of being restful: quietness; REST'-HOUSE a house of rest for travellers in India, a dak-bungalow REST'INESS (obs.), sluggishness.--adj. REST'ING-OW'ING (Scots law), indebted.--ns. REST'ING-PLACE, a place of security, or of rest, the grave: in building, a landing in a staircase; REST'ING-SPORE, a spore which germinates after a period of dormancy; REST'ING-STAGE, -STATE, a state of suspended activity, as of woody plants, bulbs; REST'ING-WHILE, a period of leisure.--AT REST, applied to a body, means, having no velocity with respect to that on which the body stands. [A.S. rest, ræst; Ger. rast, Dut. rust.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  76. rest, n. that which remains after the separation of a part: remainder: others: balance of assets above liabilities.--v.i. to remain.--FOR THE REST, as regards other matters. [Fr. reste--L. rest[=a]re, to remain--re-, back, st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  77. rest, v.t. (coll.) to arrest. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  78. Be still, cease or abstain or be relieved from exertion or action or movement or employment, lie in sleep or death, be tranquil, be let alone, (waves that never r.; r. upon one\'s oars, temporarily cease rowing or any exertion; never let your enemy r.; lei us r. here, cease walking &c.; r. from one\'s labours; rests in the church-yard, lies buried; let her r. in peace; is too feverish to r.; could not r. under an imputation, till he got his wish; land was allowed to r., left fallow; the matter cannot r. here, must be further examined &c.), give relief or repose to (stayed a day to r. myself; r. your men for an hour; says the goggles r. his eyes; must r. the ground; r. or God r. his soul, may God give it repose), (p.p.) refreshed or reinvigorated by resting (are you quite rested?); lie, be spread out, be supported or based, depend, rely, (of eyes &c.) alight or be steadily directed, (up)on (shadow, light, rests on his face; roof rests on four arches; their left rested on the river; hand resting on the table; science rests on phenomena; I r. upon your promise; his gaze rested on a strange object), be propped against, repose trust in (be content to r. in God), place for support or foundation (up)on (r. one\'s elbow, load, on the table; r. one\'s case on equity, unimpeachable evidence); restingplace, provided or used for resting (last r. -p., the grave). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  79. Repose or sleep esp. in bed at night (go. retire, to r.; take r. or one\'s r.); abstinence or freedom from or absence of exertion or activity or movement or care or molestation, a period of such abstinence &c., (day of r., Sunday; a r. from work &c.; give person, horse, machine, &c., a r.; take a short r.; at r., still, not agitated or troubled, often of the dead; set question, person\'s mind, at r., settle, relieve; lay to r., bury); lodging-place or shelter provided for sailors, cabmen, or other class; prop or support or steadying-piece, e.g. for gun in aiming, billiard-cue, cutting-tool in lathe, or foot on bicycle; (Mus.) appointed interval of silence or sign denoting it; pause in elocution, caesura in verse; r.-balk, ridge left unploughed between furrows; r.-cure, r. usu. of some weeks in bed as medical treatment; r.-day, day spent in r., (rare) Sunday; r.-house, dawk-bungalow. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  80. Remain over (archaic; whatever rests of hope); r. with, be left in the hands or charge of (it rests with you to propose terms; the management of affairs rested with Wolsey); remain in specified state (the affair rests a mystery; r. assured, satisfied, &c.; also archaic in epistolary forms, as I r. your devoted friend). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. The remaining part (s) or individuals of, the remainder of some quantity or number, the others, (& the or all the r. of it, & all else that might be mentioned; for the r., as regards anything beyond what has been specially mentioned); (Banking) reserve fund; (Commerc.) stocktaking& balancing; (Tennis &c.) spell of continuous returns. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. (hist.). Check holding butt of medieval tilters spear when couched for charging (with, lay or set one\'s, lance in r.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  83. Natural repose; relief from activity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  84. That which remains over; a remnant. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  85. A group of cells or a portion of fetal tissue which has become displaced and lies embedded in tissue of another character. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  86. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labour;- freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; that on which any thing rests or leans For support;— a place where one may rest;— a pause; an interval during which voice or sound is intermittent;— the mark of such intermission: slumber; quiet; stillness; tranquility; peacefulness; peace. Cabinet Dictionary
  87. n. [Latin] That which is left or which remains after the separation of a part;— those not included in a proposition or description;—in banking, the balance of profits after paying dividends, kept as a reserved fund against future Loss; remainder; overplus; residue. Cabinet Dictionary

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