Definitions for restrɛst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rest
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep.
refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor.
relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc.
a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity.
mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity.
the repose of death:
cessation or absence of motion.
Music. an interval of silence between tones. a mark or sign indicating it.
Category: Music and Dance
Pros. a short pause within a line; caesura.
any stopping or resting place, esp. a shelter or lodging for travelers.
a piece or device by which something is supported or upon which it can rest.
(v.i.)to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.
to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace.
to repose in death.
to cease from motion or activity; stop.
to remain without further action or notice:
to let a matter rest.
to lie, sit, lean, or be set:
His arm rested on the table.
(of land) to lie fallow or unworked.
to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usu. fol. by on or upon).
to rely (usu. fol. by on or upon).
to be based or founded (usu. fol. by on or upon).
to be found; belong; reside (often fol. by with):
The blame rests with them.
to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes or a gaze.
Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence in a case.
(v.t.)to give rest to; refresh with rest.
to lay or place for rest, ease, or support:
to rest one's back against a tree.
to direct or cast:
to rest one's eyes on someone.
to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance.
to bring to rest; halt; stop.
Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence on:
to rest one's case.
Idioms for rest:
at rest, in a state of repose, as in sleep. dead. quiescent; inactive; not in motion. free from worry; tranquil.
lay to rest, to inter (a dead body); bury. to allay, suppress, or appease.
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
the part that is left or remains; remainder.
All the rest are going.
(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
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"
rest, ease, repose, relaxation(noun)
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
"took his repose by the swimming pool"
respite, rest, relief, rest period(noun)
a pause for relaxation
"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
a state of inaction
"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
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"
a support on which things can be put
"the gun was steadied on a special rest"
a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
not move; be in a resting position
rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather(verb)
take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
give a rest to
"He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
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"
be at rest
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"
rest, reside, repose(verb)
be inherent or innate in;
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
"Rest your head on my shoulder"
perch, roost, rest(verb)
sit, as on a branch
"The birds perched high in the tree"
rest on or as if on a pillow
"pillow your head"
be inactive, refrain from acting
"The committee is resting over the summer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
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?
to stop moving
The ball came to rest at her feet.
to stop sb from worrying; = reassure
The doctor's advice put my mind at rest.
to sleep or relax
She's resting after her operation.; Let's rest here - there's a steep climb ahead.
to lean sth against sth, or to be leaning against sth
He rested his elbows on the desk.; a bike resting against the wall
to not use sth in order to make it healthier
You'll need to rest your ankle for a while.
a state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind
hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security
sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death
that on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work
a projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance
a place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode
a short pause in reading verse; a c/sura
the striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account
a set or game at tennis
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
to cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion
to be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still
to lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch
to stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal
to sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead
to lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise
to be satisfied; to acquiesce
to lay or place at rest; to quiet
to place, as on a support; to cause to lean
that which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue
those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others
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
to be left; to remain; to continue to be
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
Freedom from activity.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A trade in which every hobo holds a Union Card for life.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rest' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #723
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #628
Rank popularity for the word 'rest' in Nouns Frequency: #290
Rank popularity for the word 'rest' in Verbs Frequency: #413
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Translations for rest
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
what is left when part of something is taken away, finished etc
the rest of the meal.
- بَقِيَّه، ما يَتَبَقّىArabic
- restoPortuguese (BR)
- der RestGerman
- باقی مانده؛ ته ماندهFarsi
- likusi dalis, likutisLithuanian
- atlikums; pārējaisLatvian
- bahagian yang tinggalMalay
- باقی مانده؛ ته ماندهPersian
- باقى، پاتى، نورPashto
- arta kalanTurkish
- 剩餘部分Chinese (Trad.)
- решта, залишокUkrainian
- باقی بچا ہواUrdu
- thứ còn lạiVietnamese
- 剩余部分Chinese (Simp.)
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