[[t]rɛst[/t]]n.1) the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep2) refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor3) relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc4) a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity5) mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity6) the repose of death:eternal rest[/ex]7) cessation or absence of motion8) mad musa) an interval of silence between tonesb) a mark or sign indicating it9) pro Pros. a short pause within a line; caesura10) any stopping or resting place, esp. a shelter or lodging for travelers11) a piece or device by which something is supported or upon which it can rest12) to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing13) to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace14) to repose in death15) to cease from motion or activity; stop16) to remain without further action or notice:to let a matter rest[/ex]17) to lie, sit, lean, or be set:His arm rested on the table[/ex]18) agr. (of land) to lie fallow or unworked19) to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usu. fol. by on or upon)20) to rely (usu. fol. by on or upon)21) to be based or founded (usu. fol. by on or upon)22) to be found; belong; reside (often fol. by with):The blame rests with them[/ex]23) to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes or a gaze24) law Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence in a case25) to give rest to; refresh with rest26) to lay or place for rest, ease, or support:to rest one's back against a tree[/ex]27) to direct or cast:to rest one's eyes on someone[/ex]28) to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance29) to bring to rest; halt; stop30) law Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence on:to rest one's case[/ex]•Etymology: bef. 900; (n.) ME; OEræst, rest, c. OSrasta, resta, OHGrestarest, peace, ONrǫstrest, mile, Gorastastretch, mile rest′er, n. IIrest[[t]rɛst[/t]] n.1) the part that is left or remains; remainder2) the others:All the rest are going[/ex]3) to continue to be; remain as specified:Rest assured that all is well[/ex]•Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME: to remain due or unpaid < MF rester to remain < L restāre to remain standing =re- re-+stāre to stand
From formal English to slang. 2014.