[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;.
(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. . Repose, quiet, quiescence, ease.. Peace, tranquillity, peacefulness, security, stillness.. Pause, cæsura, intermission, stop, stay.. Remainder, residue, remnant, residuum, BALANCE.. Others.
v. n. . 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.. Repose, relax, unbend, take rest, take breath, take one's ease, be at ease, be quiet, fold one's arms, take it easy.. Sleep, slumber.. Acquiesce, confide, trust, be satisfied.. 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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- But thy rest agen to-morrow's work, my dear. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- It looks as if the old man's spirit had found rest at last; don't it? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- A hard-working man, and not overstrong, he would return to his home from the machine-shop where he was employed, and throw himself on the bed night after night to rest. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Pray ask him for them, and keep them for me, together with the rest. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- For example, I said, can the same thing be at rest and in motion at the same time in the same part? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Hence, provision was made for carrying a large stock of oil, and for giving a certain period of rest to that already used. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- He had not read far when he rested his head upon his two hands--to hide his face from me. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- They rested on some straw in a loft until the middle of the night, and then rode forward again when all the town was asleep. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I fear your ladyship rested badly last night, I remarked, after waiting a little. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Rested and refreshed, we took the rail happy and contented. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- After a while I said, Let's go on if you're rested. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- These guns for the most part were so heavy that they had to be rested on some object to be fired. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- When all was completed the great staging was removed, and the mighty tube rested alone and secure upon its massive wedge-faced piers rising from the bedrock of the flood below. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- The Spy withdrew, and Carton seated himself at the table, resting his forehead on his hands. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Laura was sitting alone at the far end of the room, her arms resting wearily on a table, and her face hidden in her hands. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Throwing these into distance, rose, in the foreground, a head,--a colossal head, inclined towards the iceberg, and resting against it. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- With these words, the matron dropped into her chair, and, once more resting her elbow on the table, thought of her solitary fate. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- She stood silent, resting her thin elbows on the mantelpiece, her profile reflected in the glass behind her. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- Her resting-place was at a certain stile under a certain old thorn. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- At this point, where my pipe is now resting, a county constable was on duty from twelve to six. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- This arrangement was generally satisfactory, but the resistance-boxes scattered about the platform and foot-rests being in the way, Edison directed that some No. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Well, it rests with you to show it; and heaven knows there's nothing to keep you back. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But the mind rests not here. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- The one on whom all responsibility rests is apt to endure the most. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- The circumstance on which my story rests was suggested in casual conversation. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- He is an awakening man; he ought to see Miss Crawley before she rests this night. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Darkness rests upon Tom-All-Alone's. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.