rest

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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. responsor,
  2. responsory,
  3. responsum,
  4. respray,
  5. ressentiment,
  6. rest area,
  7. rest assured,
  8. rest cure,
  9. rest energy,
  10. rest home

Idioms

    at rest,
    1. in a state of repose, as in sleep.
    2. dead.
    3. quiescent; inactive; not in motion: the inertia of an object at rest.
    4. free from worry; tranquil: Nothing could put his mind at rest.
    lay to rest,
    1. to inter (a dead body); bury: He was laid to rest last Thursday.
    2. to allay, suppress, or appease.

Origin of rest

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before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; akin to German Rast; (v.) Middle English resten, Old English restan; akin to German rasten

Related formsrest·er, noun

Can be confusedrest wrest

rest

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[rest]

noun

the part that is left or remains; remainder: The rest of the students are in the corridor.
the others: All the rest are going.
British Banking. surplus(defs 1, 2).

verb (used without object)

to continue to be; remain as specified: Rest assured that all is well.

Origin of rest

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1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English resten to remain due or unpaid < Middle French rester to remain < Latin restāre to remain standing, equivalent to re- re- + stāre to stand; (noun) late Middle English < Middle French reste, noun derivative of rester

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British Dictionary definitions for rested

rest

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noun

  1. relaxation from exertion or labour
  2. (as modifier)a rest period
repose; sleep
any relief or refreshment, as from worry or something troublesome
calm; tranquillity
death regarded as reposeeternal rest
cessation from motion
at rest
  1. not moving; still
  2. calm; tranquil
  3. dead
  4. asleep
a pause or interval
a mark in a musical score indicating a pause of specific duration
prosody a pause in or at the end of a line; caesura
a shelter or lodginga seaman's rest
a thing or place on which to put something for support or to steady it; prop
billiards snooker any of various special poles used as supports for the cue in shots that cannot be made using the hand as a support
come to rest to slow down and stop
lay to rest to bury (a dead person)
set someone's mind at rest to reassure someone or settle someone's mind

verb

to take or give rest, as by sleeping, lying down, etc
to place or position (oneself, etc) for rest or relaxation
(tr) to place or position for support or steadyingto rest one's elbows on the table
(intr) to be at ease; be calm
to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion; halt
to lie dead and buried
(intr) to remain without further attention or actionlet the matter rest
to direct (one's eyes) or (of one's eyes) to be directedher eyes rested on the sleeping child
to depend or cause to depend; base; relythe whole argument rests on one crucial fact
to place or be placed, as blame, censure, etc
to put pastry in a cool place to allow the gluten to contract
(intr ; foll by with, on, upon, etc) to be a responsibility (of)it rests with us to apportion blame
law to finish the introduction of evidence in (a case)
rest on one's laurels See laurel (def. 9)
rest on one's oars
  1. to stop rowing for a time
  2. to stop doing anything for a time
Derived Formsrester, noun

Word Origin for rest

Old English ræst, reste, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic rasta a mile, Old Norse röst mile

rest

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noun the rest

something left or remaining; remainder
the othersthe rest of the world

verb

(copula) to continue to be (as specified); remainrest assured

Word Origin for rest

C15: from Old French rester to remain, from Latin rēstāre, from re- + stāre to stand

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Word Origin and History for rested
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Medicine definitions for rested

rest

[rĕst]

n.

Cessation of work, exertion, or activity.
Peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity.
Sleep or quiet relaxation.
Mental or emotional tranquillity.
A device used as a support, as for the back.
A group of embryonic cells or a portion of fetal tissue that has become displaced during development.
An extension from a prosthesis that gives vertical support to a dental restoration.

v.

To cease motion, work, or activity.
To lie down, especially to sleep.
To be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit.

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Idioms and Phrases with rested

rest

In addition to the idioms beginning with rest

  • rest assured
  • rest on one's laurels

also see:

  • at rest
  • lay at rest
  • lay to rest
  • set one's mind at rest
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