rest has definitions from the field of music
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[ noun ] something left after other parts have been taken away

Examples

"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

Used in print

("Editorials"...)

The head was then fixed on a pole at Westminster , and the rest of the body was buried under the gallows .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Pick the flowers , keep the soil dampened , and each of the pegged-down branches will take root and become a little plant and go_on blooming for the rest of the season .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

In every war of the United_States since the Civil_War the South was more belligerent than the rest of the country .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

The applicant pays the rest of the cost , but his own time spent on the work and charges for the use of equipment which he owns may be applied toward his share of the cost .

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

This region which had a higher temperature than the rest of the anode surface changed size and location continuously .

Related terms

part leftover remainder

2
[ verb ] not move; be in a resting position

Used in print

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

On these pillars rested that solid basis for life and thought which was soon to be manifested in the remarkably unlimited ken of the Iliad .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

The doctor had to bend close to hear ; his delicate hand , as veined as a moth 's wing , rested absently on Scotty 's chest .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

Sipping their coffee , discussing the weather , the day 's shopping , Fritzie 's commitments at the network ( all of which he would cancel ) , they avoided the radio , the morning TV news_show , even the front page of the Santa_Luisa_Register , resting on the kitchen bar .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Jessica_Packard lifted her head and followed the retreating figure , her eyes resting nearly closed on the unself-conscious rise and fall of the rounded hips .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

But just when she seemed to have sunk into some depravity of peasanthood she would disappear and come_down bathed , brushed , and taking_breaths of air , and even with her broken nails her hands would come to rest on a table or a leaf with a thoughtless delicacy , a grace of history , so_to_speak , and for an instant one saw how ferociously proud she was and adamant on certain questions of personal value .

Related terms

be stand kneel lie lean_on repose_on

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[ verb ] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Bill_Veeck 's health is back to the dynamo stage , but his medics insist he rest for several more months before getting_back into the baseball swim .

(David Alexander, Bloodstain....)

He would go_in there , climb through the window , and at_least be safe for a_little while and able to rest .

(Richard Tiernan, "Land of the Silver Dollar,"...)

Buzz was a tireless instigator who never let his victims rest .

(Anita Loos, No Mother to Guide Her....)

I did not rest until I had tracked the mystery down .

He never rested until he discovered who the culprit was , and when he did , he vowed vengeance on Viola_Lake if ever the chance came his way .

Related terms

pause breath rester

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[ verb ] give a rest to

Examples

"He rested his bad leg" "Rest the dogs for a moment"

Used in print

(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

Homes and factories and schools and a big wide federal highway , instead of peaceful corn to rest your eyes on while you tried to rest your heart , while you tried not to look at the balloon and the bandstand and the uniforms and the flash of the instruments .

Homes and factories and schools and a big wide federal highway , instead of peaceful corn to rest your eyes on while you tried to rest your heart , while you tried not to look at the balloon and the bandstand and the uniforms and the flash of the instruments .

Related terms

blow respite

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[ noun ] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Examples

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Now when Henri has completed four complete Push-Pull_Super-Sets No. 1 , the professor allows him about a five minute rest period before starting him on four complete Push-Pull_Super-Sets No. 2 .

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

He 's getting plenty of rest '' .

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[ verb ] be inactive, refrain from acting

Synonyms

repose

Examples

"The committee is resting over the summer"

Used in print

(Tracts published by American Tract Society,...)

`` I am resting today in His wonderful peace ,

Resting sweetly in Jesus ' control .

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[ verb ] have a place in relation to something else

Synonyms

lie

Examples

: "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West" "The responsibility rests with the Allies"

Used in print

(Frank Lorimer, Demographic Information on...)

General responsibility for its administration rested with a division of the colonial government concerned with labor supply and native affairs , Service_des_Affaires_Indigenes et de la Main-d ' Oeuvre ( AIMO , Direction , Direction_Generale , Gouvernement_Generale ) .

Related terms

be be lie lie lie

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[ noun ] a pause for relaxation

Examples

"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Used in print

(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)

`` You are looking tired and there you can rest .

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

The week after Manassas the sound of horses in the yard brought Kate up in shock from an afternoon 's rest when she saw the Federal soldiers from her upstairs window .

Related terms

pause breath

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[ verb ] stay the same; remain in a certain state

Synonyms

remain stay

Examples

"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it" "rest assured" "stay alone" "He remained unmoved by her tears" "The bad weather continued for another week"

Used in print

(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)

Let his bones and his memory rest in the fifteenth century where they belong ; he is out_of_place in our times .

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[ verb ] be inherent or innate in;

Synonyms

repose reside

Used in print

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

He ran on his plump sticks of legs , freezing now_and_again into the sudden startled attitudes which the camera had caught and held_on the paling photographs , all carefully placed and glued and labeled , resting in the fat plush album in the bottom drawer of the escritoire .

Related terms

inhere_in

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[ noun ] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

Examples

"she was laid to rest beside her husband" "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

Related terms

death

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[ verb ] rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head

Synonyms

pillow

Used in print

(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)

We were forbidden to swing on the gates , lest they sag on their hinges in a poor-white-trash way , but we could stand on them , when they were latched , rest our chins on the top , and stare and stare , committing to memory , quite unintentionally , all the details that lay before our eyes .

Related terms

situate put

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[ verb ] sit, as on a branch

Synonyms

perch roost

Examples

"The birds perched high in the tree"

Used in print

(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)

His stick ceased to be a thing to rest his chin on and became a pointer for emphasizing the finer aspects of his text .

Related terms

sit perch percher insessores

14
[ noun ] a state of inaction

Examples

"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

Related terms

inaction

15
[ verb ] put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

Examples

"Rest your head on my shoulder"

Related terms

situate put

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[ noun ] a support on which things can be put

Examples

"the gun was steadied on a special rest"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Place a suitably loaded barbell across them ; grasp the bar ( which will rest against the back of your neck ) ; extend your feet forward and backward until you are in a deep leg split .

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[ verb ] be inactive, refrain from acting on something

Related terms

repose sleep drowse rester

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[ noun ] (music) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
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