Pronunciation: rĕst
v. t.1.To arrest.
n.1.A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
Sleep give thee all his rest!
- Shak.
2.Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
And the land had rest fourscore years.
- Judges iii. 30.
3.Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
4.That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
5.(Anc. Armor) A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
Their visors closed, their lances in the rest.
- Dryden.
6.A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
In dust our final rest, and native home.
- Milton.
7.(Pros.) A short pause in reading verse; a cæsura.
8.The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
9.A set or game at tennis.
10.(Mus.) 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.
Rest house
an empty house for the accomodation of travelers; a caravansary.
To set one's rest
to have a settled determination; - from an old game of cards, when one so expressed his intention to stand or rest upon his hand.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
[imp. & p. p. Rested; p. pr. & vb. n. Resting.]
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest.
- Ex. xxiii. 12.
2.To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
There rest, if any rest can harbor there.
- Milton.
3.To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
4.To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
5.To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
6.To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
7.To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
To rest in Heaven's determination.
- Addison.
To rest with
to be in the power of; to depend upon; as, it rests with him to decide.
v. t.1.To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
2.To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
Her weary head upon your bosom rest.
- Waller.
n.1.That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
2.Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
Armed like the rest, the Trojan prince appears.
- DRyden.
3.(Com.) 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.
v. i.1.To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
Noun1.rest - 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 - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
Synonyms: repose, ease, relaxation
3.Restrest - a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
4.rest - a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
5.rest - 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 - a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
7.rest - a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
Verb1.rest - not move; be in a resting position
2.rest - take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
3.rest - give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
4.rest - 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"
Synonyms: lie
5.rest - be at rest
be active, move - be in a state of action; "she is always moving"
6.rest - 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"
Synonyms: remain, stay
7.rest - be inherent or innate in;
Synonyms: repose, reside
8.rest - put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
9.rest - sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
Synonyms: perch, roost
10.rest - rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
Synonyms: pillow
11.rest - be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
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