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Definition of Rest


  1. To arrest.
  2. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
  3. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
  4. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
  5. That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
  6. A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
  7. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
  8. A short pause in reading verse; a c/sura.
  9. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
  10. A set or game at tennis.
  11. 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.
  12. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
  13. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
  14. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
  15. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
  16. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
  17. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
  18. To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
  19. To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
  20. To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
  21. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
  22. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
  23. 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.
  24. To be left; to remain; to continue to be.

Rest Quotations

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
Muhammad Ali

I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.
Conor Oberst

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Harry Dean Stanton
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Rest Translations

rest in Afrikaans is rus, afval, res
rest in Danish is rest, ro, hvile
rest in Dutch is rest, overblijfsel, rommel, afval
rest in Latin is quies quietis, cubitus
rest in Norwegian is hvile
rest in Portuguese is descanso, descansar
rest in Spanish is descansar, sosegar
rest in Swedish is ro, vila, rast
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