rest

All Noun Verb
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  • Some would be worked to death and the rest would be killed.
  • At this time we decided to give our horses a well-earned rest. Cited from The Romance and Tragedy, William Ingraham Russell
  • He would continue to do so for the rest of his life.
  • He would hold that seat for the rest of his life.
  • The rest of the rules are nearly the same as those of the original version.
  • Once we went together for a much-needed rest to the Lake District. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists. by Elbert Hubbard
  • The rest of the families together contain only about five hundred species.
  • He has worked hard all his life, and he has come away for a much-needed rest. Cited from Through the Eye of the Needle, W. D. Howells
  • I must need a mid-day rest and something to eat. Cited from A Bicycle of Cathay, by Frank R. Stockton
  • That ended this particular scene for the day, and the players could take a much-needed rest. Cited from The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays, by Laura Lee Hope
  • He remained there for the rest of his life.
  • After the first few letters one can often guess the rest of the word.
  • The latter was therefore also called the rest field.
  • Then we'll leave you to take a brief, much-needed rest. Cited from The Man From Brodney's, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Little to no action occurred in the next four months as they rested.
  • He would get a well-earned rest at all events, while the work was light and easy. Cited from Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons,by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot
  • Day was just breaking when the party laid down by the fire for a much needed rest. Cited from Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods, J. G. Flower
  • It is perhaps a debate that will never be set to rest.
  • The three rested on their sides and continued thus for a long time.
  • She went home as planned, for her much needed rest.
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Meaning of rest

  • noun Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun A state of inaction
    a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
  • noun Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    she was laid to rest beside her husband, they had to put their family pet to sleep
  • noun A support on which things can be put
    the gun was steadied on a special rest
  • noun A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  • verb Not move; be in a resting position
  • verb Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • verb Give a rest to
    He rested his bad leg, Rest the dogs for a moment
  • verb Be at rest
  • verb Be inherent or innate in;
  • verb Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    Rest your head on my shoulder
  • verb Be inactive, refrain from acting
    The committee is resting over the summer