More definitions of "rest":
- (noun): A state of inaction.
Example: "A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
- (verb): Be inactive, refrain from acting.
Example: "The committee is resting over the summer"
- (verb): Give a rest to.
Example: "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
- (verb): Rest on or as if on a pillow.
- (noun): Something left after other parts have been taken away.
Example: "He threw away the rest"
Synonyms: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum
- (verb): Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.
Synonyms: breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
- (noun): Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb).
Example: "She was laid to rest beside her husband"
Synonyms: eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus
- (verb): Be at rest.
- (noun): A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration.
- (verb): Have a place in relation to something else.
- (verb): Not move; be in a resting position.
- (noun): A support on which things can be put.
Example: "The gun was steadied on a special rest"
Famous quotes containing the word rest:
“My lovemy faithshould instil into your bosom a praeternatural calm. You would rest from care.... You would get better.... And if not, Helen,... if you diedthen at least would I clasp your dear hand in death, and willinglyoh, joyfully ... go down with you into the night of the Grave.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
“Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)
“I walk out into a nature such as the old prophets and poets, Menu, Moses, Homer, Chaucer, walked in. You may name it America, but it is not America; neither Americus Vespucius, nor Columbus, nor the rest were the discoverers of it. There is a truer account of it in mythology than in any history of America, so called, that I have seen.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)