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rest

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[ rest ]
/ rɛst /
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noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

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RELATED WORDS

relaxed, energetic, recovered, refreshed, revived, renewed, alert, awake, strengthened, fresh, unwearied

Nearby words

responsor, responsory, responsum, respray, ressentiment, rest, rest area, rest assured, rest cure, rest energy, 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
SYNONYMS FOR rest
Related formsrest·er, noun
Can be confusedrest wrest

Definition for rested (2 of 2)

rest

2
[ rest ]
/ rɛst /

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 (1 of 2)

rest

1
/ (rɛst) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsrester, noun

Word Origin for rest

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

British Dictionary definitions for rested (2 of 2)

rest

2
/ (rɛst) /

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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Medicine definitions for rested

rest

[ rĕst ]

n.

v.

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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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