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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\ (r[e^]st), verb (used with an object) [For arrest.] To arrest. [Obs.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\, noun [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r["o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe rest, repose, AS. r[=o]w, Gr. 'erwh'. Cf. {Ransack}.]

1. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind. --Chaucer.

Sleep give thee all his rest! --Shak.

2. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.

And the land had rest fourscore years. --Judges iii. 30.

3. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.

How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest. --Collins.

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

He made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house. --1 Kings vi. 6.

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

Their visors closed, their lances in the rest. --Dryden.

6. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode. "Halfway houses and travelers' rests." --J. H. Newman.

In dust our final rest, and native home. --Milton.

Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you. --Deut. xii. 9.

7. (Pros.) A short pause in reading verse; a caesura.

8. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. "An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests." --Abbott.

9. A set or game at tennis. [Obs.]

10. (Mus.) 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.

{Rest house}, an empty house for the accomodation of travelers; a caravansary. [India]

{To set one's rest} or {To set up one's rest}, to have a settled determination; -- from an old game of cards, when one so expressed his intention to stand or rest upon his hand. [Obs.] --Shak. --Bacon.

Syn: Cessation; pause; intermission; stop; stay; repose; slumber; quiet; ease; quietness; stillness; tranquillity; peacefulness; peace.

Usage: {Rest}, {Repose}. Rest is a ceasing from labor or exertion; repose is a mode of resting which gives relief and refreshment after toil and labor. The words are commonly interchangeable.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\ (r[e^]st), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Rested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resting}.] [AS. restan. See {Rest}, noun]

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

God . . . rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. --Gen. ii. 2.

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest. --Ex. xxiii. 12.

2. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.

There rest, if any rest can harbor there. --Milton.

3. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.

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

5. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.

Fancy . . . then retries Into her private cell when Nature rests. --Milton.

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

On him I rested, after long debate, And not without considering, fixed ?? fate. --Dryden.

7. To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

To rest in Heaven's determination. --Addison.

{To rest with}, to be in the power of; to depend upon; as, it rests with him to decide.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\, verb (used with an object)

1. To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

Your piety has paid All needful rites, to rest my wandering shade. --Dryden.

2. To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.

Her weary head upon your bosom rest. --Waller.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\, verb (used without an object) [F. rester. See {Rest} remainder.] To be left; to remain; to continue to be.

The affairs of men rest still uncertain. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rest \Rest\, noun [F. reste, fr. rester to remain, L. restare to stay back, remain; pref. re- re- + stare to stand, stay. See {Stand}, and cf. {Arrest}, {Restive}.] (With the definite article.)

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

Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty, and, for the rest, it offers us the best security that Heaven can give. --Tillotson.

2. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others. "Plato and the rest of the philosophers." --Bp. Stillingfleet.

Armed like the rest, the Trojan prince appears. --DRyden.

3. (Com.) 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. [Eng.]

Syn: Remainder; overplus; surplus; remnant; residue; reserve; others.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rest

noun

1: something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance" [syn: {remainder}, {balance}, {residual}, {residue}, {residuum}, {rest}]

2: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: {rest}, {ease}, {repose}, {relaxation}]

3: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" [syn: {respite}, {rest}, {relief}, {rest period}]

4: a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

5: 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" [syn: {rest}, {eternal rest}, {sleep}, {eternal sleep}, {quietus}]

6: a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

7: a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

verb

1: not move; be in a resting position

2: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax [syn: {rest}, {breathe}, {catch one's breath}, {take a breather}]

3: give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"

4: have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" [syn: {lie}, {rest}]

5: be at rest [ant: {be active}, {move}]

6: stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week" [syn: {stay}, {remain}, {rest}] [ant: {change}]

7: be inherent or innate in; [syn: {rest}, {reside}, {repose}]

8: put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"

9: sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree" [syn: {perch}, {roost}, {rest}]

10: rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn: {pillow}, {rest}]

11: be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"


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