- 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
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
The survey sample consisted of 52% Android users and 43% iPhone owners, with the rest uncertain or choosing “other.”Apple IDFA consent: Roughly 60% of consumers open to allowing tracking|Greg Sterling|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
The rest is maintenance, like minding Google’s core updates and creating regular content, or it will trickle to a stopover time.Five reasons why SEO should be prioritized over paid media campaigns|Ryan Gould|September 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Foye told reporters an additional $12 billion from Congress would allow the MTA to avoid cuts for the rest of 2020 as well as 2021, when a coronavirus vaccine is expected to become widely available.New York City transit needs a $12 billion bailout—or the entire U.S. economic recovery may suffer|dzanemorris|September 3, 2020|Fortune
In addition to the FAA’s eye being on Amazon’s success, you have the rest of the industry cheering them on from the sidelines.Amazon is one big step closer to delivering packages by drone|Rob Verger|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
Amazon, however, has decided to set its new fitness device apart from the rest by relying heavily on AI algorithms and listening to your voice.Amazon’s new fitness tracker listens to your voice to figure out your mood|Stan Horaczek|September 2, 2020|Popular-Science
His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The board decided simply to table the resolution, and there the matter rested.
A copy of AA Today, an Alcoholics Anonymous publication, rested atop the bureau.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One was overgrown with trees, where young men rested in the shade.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From early in its history, the United States rested on the notion of a large class of small proprietors and owners.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lady Maude advanced; she had really come in by accident; her head was bent, her eyelashes rested on her flushed cheeks.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
I was too much enamoured of the honour to question the foundation on which it rested.
To lose a breath of the public approbation in his present state, were to give up fatally the only stay on which he rested.
"Tough—but most of us have been there, one time or another," Goodell observed sympathetically; and with that the subject rested.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He kept his sword pointed at the eyes of his adversary; but he never rested for an instant.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