[rest] or [rɛst]


(noun.) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); 'took his repose by the swimming pool'.

(noun.) a support on which things can be put; 'the gun was steadied on a special rest'.

(noun.) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration.

(noun.) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); 'she was laid to rest beside her husband'; 'they had to put their family pet to sleep'.

(noun.) a state of inaction; 'a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon'.

(verb.) be at rest.

(verb.) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.

(verb.) give a rest to; 'He rested his bad leg'; 'Rest the dogs for a moment'.

(verb.) not move; be in a resting position.

(verb.) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; 'Rest your head on my shoulder'.

(verb.) be inactive, refrain from acting; 'The committee is resting over the summer'.

(verb.) be inherent or innate in;.

手打:莫林--From WordNet


(v. t.) To arrest.

(n.) A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.

(n.) Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.

(n.) Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.

(n.) That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.

(n.) A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.

(n.) A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.

(n.) A short pause in reading verse; a c/sura.

(n.) The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.

(n.) A set or game at tennis.

(n.) Silence in music or in one of its parts; the name of the character that stands for such silence. They are named as notes are, whole, half, quarter,etc.

(n.) To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.

(n.) To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.

(n.) To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.

(n.) To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.

(n.) To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.

(n.) To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.

(n.) To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

(v. t.) To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

(v. t.) To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.

(n.) That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.

(n.) Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.

(n.) A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities.

(v. i.) To be left; to remain; to continue to be.



n. [1]. Repose, quiet, quiescence, ease.[2]. Peace, tranquillity, peacefulness, security, stillness.[3]. Pause, cæsura, intermission, stop, stay.[4]. Remainder, residue, remnant, residuum, BALANCE.[5]. Others.

v. n. [1]. Stop, pause, halt, hold, breathe, desist, cease, come to a stand, stand still, come to a stand-still, lie by, keep quiet, lie on one's oars.[2]. Repose, relax, unbend, take rest, take breath, take one's ease, be at ease, be quiet, fold one's arms, take it easy.[3]. Sleep, slumber.[4]. Acquiesce, confide, trust, be satisfied.[5]. Lean, recline, bottom, stand on, be supported, be based on.



SYN:Quiet, repose, cessation, tranquillity, peace, security, pause, interval,intermission

ANT:Tumult, commotion, agitation, disquiet, unrest, insecurity, continuity,uninterruptedness, progression, restlessness



v.t. (coll.) to arrest.

n. that which remains after the separation of a part: remainder: others: balance of assets above liabilities.—v.i. to remain.—For the rest as regards other matters.

n. cessation from motion or disturbance: peace: quiet: sleep: the final sleep or death: place of rest as an inn &c.: repose: release: security: tranquillity: stay: that on which anything rests or is supported: a pause of the voice in reading: (mus.) an interval between tones also its mark: in ancient armour a projection from the cuirass to support the lance: a quick and continued returning of the ball at tennis: in the game of primero the final stake made by the player.—v.i. to cease from action or labour: to be still: to repose: to sleep: to be dead: to be supported: to lean or trust: to be satisfied: to come to an end: to be undisturbed: to take rest: to lie: to trust: (law) to terminate voluntarily the adducing of evidence: to be in the power of as 'it rests with you.'—v.t. to lay at rest: to quiet: to place on a support.—n. Rest′-cure the treatment of exhaustion by isolation in bed.—adj. Rest′ful (Shak.) being at rest quiet giving rest.—adv. Rest′fully in a state of rest.—ns. Rest′fulness the state or quality of being restful: quietness; Rest′-house a house of rest for travellers in India a dak-bungalow Rest′iness (obs.) sluggishness.—adj. Rest′ing-ow′ing (Scots law) indebted.—ns. Rest′ing-place a place of security or of rest the grave: in building a landing in a staircase; Rest′ing-spore a spore which germinates after a period of dormancy; Rest′ing-stage -state a state of suspended activity as of woody plants bulbs; Rest′ing-while a period of leisure.—At rest applied to a body means having no velocity with respect to that on which the body stands.



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