More definitions of "rest":
- (noun): Something left after other parts have been taken away.
Example: "He threw away the rest"
Synonyms: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum
- (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.
- (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"
- (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.
- (verb): Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.
Synonyms: breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
- (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 (16231662)
“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 (17881824)