[ US /ˈɹɛst/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɛst/ ]
  1. sit, as on a branch
    The birds perched high in the tree
  2. give a rest to
    He rested his bad leg
    Rest the dogs for a moment
  3. be at rest
  4. not move; be in a resting position
  5. rest on or as if on a pillow
    pillow your head
  6. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    Rest your head on my shoulder
  7. stay the same; remain in a certain state
    The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    stay alone
    The bad weather continued for another week
    He remained unmoved by her tears
    rest assured
  8. be inherent or innate in
  9. have a place in relation to something else
    The responsibility rests with the Allies
    The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
  10. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  11. be inactive, refrain from acting
    The committee is resting over the summer
  1. a support on which things can be put
    the gun was steadied on a special rest
  2. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    they had to put their family pet to sleep
    she was laid to rest beside her husband
  3. something left after other parts have been taken away
    he threw away the rest
    he took what he wanted and I got the balance
    there was no remainder
  4. a state of inaction
    a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
  5. a pause for relaxation
    people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests
  6. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    took his repose by the swimming pool
  7. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
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How To Use rest In A Sentence

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  • Have a cosmic awareness, an interest in ecology, environment, vegetarianism, or are very socially conscious.
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • Moreover, Mr Webb's point about what he calls disinterested management -- that is to say, the management of banks by officers whose remuneration bears no relation to the profit made on each piece of business transacted -- is one of the matters in which English banking seems likely at least to be modified. War-Time Financial Problems
  • A barman at the pub said that he was one of the first two men to be arrested. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sometime in the early eighteen hundreds, they trekked to the flat plain between the Ohio River and Lake Erie and settled in Mount Vernon, which was then a few small buildings in a forest of tall trees. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Such football titbits always float to the surface on third-round day which remains the best, most hectic, interesting and fun day of the season - and this one was even more frenetic than usual.
  • A lot of businesses are being hurt by the current high interest rates.
  • I'm sat in one of those chairs with a little side table to rest your notebook on, arranged in a semicircle in a darkened room.
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