Definitions of rest

  1. freedom from activity ( work or strain or responsibility); " took his repose by the swimming pool"
  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"
  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"
  4. sit, as on a branch; " The birds perched high in the treee"
  5. a pause for relaxation; " people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  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"
  7. a support on which things can be put; " the gun was steadied on a special rest"
  8. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  9. a state of inaction; " a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  10. give a rest to; " He rested his bad leg"; " Rest the dogs for a moment"
  11. 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"
  12. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  13. rest on or as if on a pillow; " pillow your head"
  14. not move; be in a resting position
  15. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; " Rest your head on my shoulder"
  16. be inactive, refrain from acting; " The committee is resting over the summer"
  17. To arrest.
  18. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
  19. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
  20. That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
  21. A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
  22. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
  23. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
  24. A set or game at tennis.
  25. 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.
  26. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
  27. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
  28. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
  29. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
  30. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
  31. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
  32. To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
  33. To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
  34. To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
  35. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
  36. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
  37. 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.
  38. To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
  39. A short pause in reading verse; a csura.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. Cause to cease from labor; cause to take repose; place on a support; lay; lean; to base or ground.
  43. 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.
  44. That which remains after the separation of a part: remainder: others.
  45. To remain.
  46. To be at rest; repose; be supported; remain.
  47. To lay at rest; place on a support.
  48. To cause to cease from labor or exertion; cease; desist.
  49. To support; sustain; trust.
  50. To repose; sleep; be quiet; be still in death.
  51. Cessation from exertion or motion; peace; sleep; death.
  52. A support; stopping place; pause or interval in music.
  53. To remain; be left.
  54. A remainder; the others.
  55. 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.
  56. That which is left; the remainder; the others; the undivided profits remaining at the time of balancing.
  57. To place; to quiet; to lay to rest.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.

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
  3. Like all the rest." – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  4. You and the rest of them don't want to change, do you? – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Then perhaps you would like to have her with you for the rest of the time. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  6. I want you to give up work for a while and go away for a good long rest. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  7. I'll look after the rest of it. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  8. Peachy's at it just like the rest of them. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  9. I'll strike, if the rest do." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  10. You know the rest, and for me there was but one thing to do. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  11. You know what to answer the rest." – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. You just try to get some rest. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  13. You'd better go rest a while. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  14. She, Like the Rest, Is Gone. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  15. Where's the rest of them? – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  16. All the rest of it. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. I think that I will go in and rest. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. But yet he knew her to be better than all the rest. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope