Definitions for RESTrɛst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep.

  2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor.

  3. relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc.

  4. a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity.

  5. mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity.

  6. the repose of death:

    eternal rest.

  7. cessation or absence of motion.

  8. Music. an interval of silence between tones. a mark or sign indicating it.

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. Pros. a short pause within a line; caesura.

    Category: Prosody

  10. any stopping or resting place, esp. a shelter or lodging for travelers.

  11. a piece or device by which something is supported or upon which it can rest.

  12. (v.i.)to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.

  13. to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace.

  14. to repose in death.

  15. to cease from motion or activity; stop.

  16. to remain without further action or notice:

    to let a matter rest.

  17. to lie, sit, lean, or be set:

    His arm rested on the table.

  18. (of land) to lie fallow or unworked.

    Category: Agriculture

  19. to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usu. fol. by on or upon).

  20. to rely (usu. fol. by on or upon).

  21. to be based or founded (usu. fol. by on or upon).

  22. to be found; belong; reside (often fol. by with):

    The blame rests with them.

  23. to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes or a gaze.

  24. Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence in a case.

    Category: Law

  25. (v.t.)to give rest to; refresh with rest.

  26. to lay or place for rest, ease, or support:

    to rest one's back against a tree.

  27. to direct or cast:

    to rest one's eyes on someone.

  28. to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance.

  29. to bring to rest; halt; stop.

  30. Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence on:

    to rest one's case.

    Category: Law

Idioms for rest:

  1. at rest, in a state of repose, as in sleep. dead. quiescent; inactive; not in motion. free from worry; tranquil.

    Category: Idiom

  2. lay to rest, to inter (a dead body); bury. to allay, suppress, or appease.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of rest:

bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE ræst, rest, c. OS rasta, resta, OHG resta rest, peace, ON rǫst rest, mile, Go rasta stretch, mile



  1. the part that is left or remains; remainder.

  2. the others:

    All the rest are going.

  3. (v.i.)to continue to be; remain as specified:

    Rest assured that all is well.

Origin of rest:

1375–1425; late ME: to remain due or unpaid < MF rester to remain < L restāre to remain standing =re-re - +stāre to stand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest(noun)

    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"

  2. rest, ease, repose, relaxation(noun)

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

  3. respite, rest, relief, rest period(noun)

    a pause for relaxation

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

  4. rest(noun)

    a state of inaction

    "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

  5. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus(noun)

    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"

  6. rest(noun)

    a support on which things can be put

    "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

  7. rest(verb)

    a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

  8. rest(verb)

    not move; be in a resting position

  9. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather(verb)

    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

  10. rest(verb)

    give a rest to

    "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"

  11. lie, rest(verb)

    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"

  12. rest(verb)

    be at rest

  13. stay, remain, rest(verb)

    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"

  14. rest, reside, repose(verb)

    be inherent or innate in;

  15. rest(verb)

    put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

    "Rest your head on my shoulder"

  16. perch, roost, rest(verb)

    sit, as on a branch

    "The birds perched high in the tree"

  17. pillow, rest(verb)

    rest on or as if on a pillow

    "pillow your head"

  18. rest(verb)

    be inactive, refrain from acting

    "The committee is resting over the summer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rest(noun)ɛst

    a period when you relax or sleep

    I need a rest from work.; Are you getting enough rest?; Why don't you take a rest.

  2. restɛst

    the part that remains after sth has been taken away

    I'll carry these inside. Could you bring the rest for me?; What should we do for the rest of the day?

  3. restɛst

    to stop moving

    The ball came to rest at her feet.

  4. restɛst

    to stop sb from worrying; = reassure

    The doctor's advice put my mind at rest.

  5. rest(verb)ɛst

    to sleep or relax

    She's resting after her operation.; Let's rest here - there's a steep climb ahead.

  6. restɛst

    to lean sth against sth, or to be leaning against sth

    He rested his elbows on the desk.; a bike resting against the wall

  7. restɛst

    to not use sth in order to make it healthier

    You'll need to rest your ankle for a while.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rest(verb)

    to arrest

  2. Rest(noun)

    a state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind

  3. Rest(noun)

    hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security

  4. Rest(noun)

    sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death

  5. Rest(noun)

    that on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work

  6. Rest(noun)

    a projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance

  7. Rest(noun)

    a place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode

  8. Rest(noun)

    a short pause in reading verse; a c/sura

  9. Rest(noun)

    the striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account

  10. Rest(noun)

    a set or game at tennis

  11. Rest(noun)

    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

  12. Rest(noun)

    to cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion

  13. Rest(noun)

    to be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still

  14. Rest(noun)

    to lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch

  15. Rest(noun)

    to stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal

  16. Rest(noun)

    to sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead

  17. Rest(noun)

    to lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise

  18. Rest(noun)

    to be satisfied; to acquiesce

  19. Rest(verb)

    to lay or place at rest; to quiet

  20. Rest(verb)

    to place, as on a support; to cause to lean

  21. Rest(noun)

    that which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue

  22. Rest(noun)

    those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others

  23. Rest(noun)

    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

  24. Rest(verb)

    to be left; to remain; to continue to be


  1. Rest

    A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause. Each rest symbol corresponds with a particular note value: The quarter rest may also be found as a form in older music. The combination of rests used to mark a pause follows the same rules as for notes. For more details see note value.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rest

    Freedom from activity.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. REST

    A trade in which every hobo holds a Union Card for life.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REST' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #723

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REST' in Written Corpus Frequency: #628

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REST' in Nouns Frequency: #290

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REST' in Verbs Frequency: #413

Anagrams of REST

  1. erst

Translations for REST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


what is left when part of something is taken away, finished etc

the rest of the meal.

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