- an interval of silence between tones.
- a mark or sign indicating it.
Idioms about rest
- in a state of repose, as in sleep.
- quiescent; inactive; not in motion: the inertia of an object at rest.
- free from worry; tranquil: Nothing could put his mind at rest.
- to inter (a dead body); bury: He was laid to rest last Thursday.
- to allay, suppress, or appease.
Origin of rest1
OTHER WORDS FROM restrester, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH restrest , wrest
Words nearby rest
Other definitions for rest (2 of 3)
Origin of rest2
Other definitions for rest (3 of 3)
Origin of rest3
How to use rest in a sentence
There’s a built-in water bottle compartment for when you need to take a rest, plus a pocket for phone storage.The best weighted vests for your next tough workout|PopSci Commerce Team|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
Over 60% of its revenues come from subscriptions, the rest from ads and events.After reaching profitability in 2019, Politico EU aims for 10% revenue growth this year|Lucinda Southern|September 11, 2020|Digiday
By 2040, it wants to achieve this goal for the rest of the world.Uber’s electric cars need a new grid to run emission free|Michael J. Coren|September 10, 2020|Quartz
If Scheffler’s hadn’t hooked me up with empties, I’d be eating three meals of olives a day right now—and for the rest of the year—with no regrets.How (and Why) to Execute the Perfect Canoe Portage|Alex Hutchinson|September 9, 2020|Outside Online
Colin Rusch, analyst at investment bank Oppenheimer, said he expects more stock market volatility during the rest of the year.
These two videos rest atop bookmarked links to The Jeffrey Epstein Foundation.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.
Hopefully, she got as much of a laugh out of it as the rest of the world has.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They let us get ahead of the outfit, then the rest of the guys came in.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Egypt has a comparatively low number of HIV cases compared to the rest of Africa, with just 11,000 infected people nationwide.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Edna Pontellier, casting her eyes about, had finally kept them at rest upon the sea.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He worketh under correction, and seeketh to rest: let his hands be idle, and he seeketh liberty.
We had half a dozen passengers to Ferrara; for the rest of the way, I had this extensive traveling establishment to myself.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
Captains Spotstroke and Pool were equally careful; the rest of those present drank freely.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for rest (1 of 2)
- relaxation from exertion or labour
- (as modifier)a rest period
- not moving; still
- calm; tranquil
- to stop rowing for a time
- to stop doing anything for a time
Derived forms of restrester, noun
Word Origin for rest
British Dictionary definitions for rest (2 of 2)
Word Origin for rest
Medical definitions for rest
Other Idioms and Phrases with rest
In addition to the idioms beginning with rest
- rest assured
- rest on one's laurels
- at rest
- lay at rest
- lay to rest
- set one's mind at rest