What is rest?

  • (noun): A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "rest":

  • (verb): Stay the same; remain in a certain state.
    Example: "Rest assured"
    Synonyms: stay, remain
  • (verb): Sit, as on a branch.
    Synonyms: perch, roost
  • (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): Have a place in relation to something else.
    Synonyms: lie
  • (noun): A support on which things can be put.
    Example: "The gun was steadied on a special rest"
  • (verb): Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying.
    Example: "Rest your head on my shoulder"
  • (noun): Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).
    Synonyms: ease, repose, relaxation
  • (verb): Be at rest.
  • (verb): Be inactive, refrain from acting.
    Example: "The committee is resting over the summer"
  • (noun): A state of inaction.
    Example: "A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  • (verb): Not move; be in a resting position.
  • (verb): Rest on or as if on a pillow.
    Synonyms: pillow
  • (verb): Give a rest to.
    Example: "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"

Famous quotes containing the word rest:

    Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    The British are a self-distrustful, diffident people, agreeing with alacrity that they are neither successful nor clever, and only modestly claiming that they have a keener sense of humour, more robust common sense, and greater staying power as a nation than all the rest of the world put together.
    —Quoted in Fourth Leaders from the Times (1950)

    But hatred is a much more delightful passion & never cloys; it will make us all happy for the rest of our lives.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)