Definition of rest:
- 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.
- To remain.
- 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.
- That which is left; the remainder; the others; the undivided profits remaining at the time of balancing.
- To place; to quiet; to lay to rest.
- 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.
Common misspellings for rest:
- reast (31%)
- reat (13%)
- rst (10%)
- resto (6%)
- reste (3%)
- rast (3%)
- erest (3%)
- restt (2%)
- rrest (2%)
Google Ngram Viewer results for rest:
This graph shows how "rest" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.
Examples of usage for rest:
Ease denotes freedom from cause of disturbance, whether external or internal. Quiet denotes freedom from agitation, or especially from annoying sounds. Rest is a cessation of activity especially of wearying or painful activity. Recreation is some pleasing activity of certain organs or faculties that affords rest to other parts of our nature that have become weary. Repose is a laying down, primarily of the body, and figuratively a similar freedom from toil or strain of mind. Repose is more complete than rest; a pause is a momentary cessation of activity; a black- smith finds a temporary rest while the iron is heating, but he does not yield to repose; in a pause of battle a soldier rests on his arms; after the battle the victor reposes on his laurels. Sleep is the perfection of repose, the most complete rest; slumber is a light and ordinarily pleasant form of sleep. In the figurative sense, rest of mind, soul, conscience, is not mere cessation of activity, but a pleasing, tranquil relief from all painful and wearying activity; repose is even more deep, tranquil, and complete.
Quotes for rest:
Rhymes for rest:
- abreast, addressed, arrest, assessed, attest, behest, bequest.
- acquiesced, coalesced, dispossessed, indigest.
- best, blessed, blest, breast, brest, celeste, chest, compressed, confessed, congest, contest, crest, depressed, dest, detest, digest, digressed, distressed, divest, dressed, este, expressed, farwest, fest, finessed, gest, guessed, guest, impressed, infest, ingest, invest, jest, lest, messed, mest, midwest, nest, northwest, obsessed, oppressed, pest, possessed, pressed, prest, professed, progressed, protest, quest, reassessed, recessed, reinvest, repossessed, repressed, request, retest, southwest, stressed, suggest, suppressed, test, transgressed, unaddressed, undressed, unimpressed, unrest, vest, west, wrest, zest.
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