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

Quotes of rest

  1. FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good. – Felix Adler
  2. I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life. – Sean Astin
  3. Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives. – Richard Bach
  4. Later on when it became a routine it was not as exciting I'll admit that. The first three years were wonderful, the rest were just money making and having fun. – Larry Hagman
  5. A painting is a symbol for the universe. Inside it, each piece relates to the other. Each piece is only answerable to the rest of that little world. So, probably in the total universe, there is that kind of total harmony, but we get only little tastes of it. – Corita Kent
  6. I make fun wherever I go... If I go to a restaurant by myself, rest assured, people will be talking about it. I always have a great deal of fun being with people. It's part of the journey. – Cloris Leachman
  7. The last two elections were stolen. They were stolen and so we will not rest until we reclaim our democracy and this is what today is all about. – Barbara Lee
  8. Don't think that because you haven't heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest – Spike Lee
  9. I've been a Dolphin for 17 years, and I'll be a Dolphin for the rest of my life. That will never change. – Dan Marino
  10. Politicians are no different than the rest of the public. – Scott McCallum
  11. The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear -cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something. – Gamal Abdel Nasser
  12. Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case. – William Shatner
  13. Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week. The rest doesn't count. – Neil Simon
  14. Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. – Paul Valery
  15. Now if this electron is displaced from its equilibrium position, a force that is directly proportional to the displacement restores it like a pendulum to its position of rest – Pieter Zeeman

Usage examples for rest

  1. I'll look after the rest of it. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. She, Like the Rest Is Gone. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  3. All the rest of it. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. Like all the rest – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. I'll strike, if the rest do." – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  6. Peachy's at it just like the rest of them. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  7. You know what to answer the rest – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  8. Then perhaps you would like to have her with you for the rest of the time. – Kitty Trenire by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  9. You'd better go rest a while. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  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. And so with the rest of it." – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  12. Where's the rest of them? – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  13. So why not let it rest – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  14. You and the rest of them don't want to change, do you? – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. So let it rest – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
  16. But yet he knew her to be better than all the rest – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  17. I think that I will go in and rest – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. 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.
  19. You just try to get some rest – The Plunderer by Roy Norton

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