1) the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep
2) refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor
3) relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc
4) a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity
5) mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity
6) the repose of death:
eternal rest[/ex]
7) cessation or absence of motion
8) mad mus
a) an interval of silence between tones
b) a mark or sign indicating it
9) pro Pros. a short pause within a line; caesura
10) any stopping or resting place, esp. a shelter or lodging for travelers
11) a piece or device by which something is supported or upon which it can rest
12) to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing
13) to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace
14) to repose in death
15) to cease from motion or activity; stop
16) 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 unworked
19) 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 gaze
24) law Law. to conclude the introduction of evidence in a case
25) to give rest to; refresh with rest
26) 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 reliance
29) to bring to rest; halt; stop
30) 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. II
[[t]rɛst[/t]] n.
1) the part that is left or remains; remainder
2) 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.


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