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Definitions of rest

  1. 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.
  2. To cause to cease from labor or exertion; cease; desist. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To support; sustain; trust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To repose; sleep; be quiet; be still in death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To arrest. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To lay or place at rest; to quiet. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To place, as on a support; to cause to lean. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. To lay at rest; place on a support. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To be left; to remain; to continue to be. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. To remain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To be at rest; repose; be supported; remain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To remain; be left. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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
  16. sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To place; to quiet; to lay to rest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. 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.
  21. a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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
  26. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. not move; be in a resting position Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. 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
  32. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A set or game at tennis. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. 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
  39. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To be satisfied; to acquiesce. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. 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
  49. A short pause in reading verse; a csura. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. That which remains after the separation of a part: remainder: others. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. Cessation from exertion or motion; peace; sleep; death. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. A support; stopping place; pause or interval in music. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. A remainder; the others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.

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Usage examples for rest

  1. So why not let it rest – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. So let it rest – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
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