|1.||a. relaxation from exertion or labour|
|b. (as modifier): a rest period|
|3.||any relief or refreshment, as from worry or something troublesome|
|5.||death regarded as repose: eternal rest|
|6.||cessation from motion|
|a. not moving; still|
|b. calm; tranquil|
|8.||a pause or interval|
|9.||a mark in a musical score indicating a pause of specific duration|
|10.||prosody a pause in or at the end of a line; caesura|
|11.||a shelter or lodging: a seaman's rest|
|12.||a thing or place on which to put something for support or to steady it; prop|
|13.||billiards, snooker any of various special poles used as supports for the cue in shots that cannot be made using the hand as a support|
|14.||come to rest to slow down and stop|
|15.||lay to rest to bury (a dead person)|
|16.||set someone's mind at rest to reassure someone or settle someone's mind|
|17.||to take or give rest, as by sleeping, lying down, etc|
|18.||to place or position (oneself, etc) for rest or relaxation|
|19.||(tr) to place or position for support or steadying: to rest one's elbows on the table|
|20.||(intr) to be at ease; be calm|
|21.||to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion; halt|
|22.||to lie dead and buried|
|23.||(intr) to remain without further attention or action: let the matter rest|
|24.||to direct (one's eyes) or (of one's eyes) to be directed: her eyes rested on the sleeping child|
|25.||to depend or cause to depend; base; rely: the whole argument rests on one crucial fact|
|26.||to place or be placed, as blame, censure, etc|
|27.||to put pastry in a cool place to allow the gluten to contract|
|29.||law to finish the introduction of evidence in (a case)|
|30.||rest on one's laurels See laurel|
|31.||rest on one's oars|
|a. to stop rowing for a time|
|b. to stop doing anything for a time|
|[Old English ræst, reste, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic rasta a mile, Old Norse röst mile]|
Cessation of work, exertion, or activity.
peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity.
Sleep or quiet relaxation.
Mental or emotional tranquillity.
A device used as a support, as for the back.
A group of embryonic cells or a portion of fetal tissue that has become displaced during development.
An extension from a prosthesis that gives vertical support to a dental restoration.
To cease motion, work, or activity.
To lie down, especially to sleep.
To be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit.
(1.) Gr. katapausis, equivalent to the Hebrew word _noah_ (Heb. 4:1). (2.) Gr. anapausis, "rest from weariness" (Matt. 11:28). (3.) Gr. anesis, "relaxation" (2 Thess. 1:7). (4.) Gr. sabbatismos, a Sabbath rest, a rest from all work (Heb. 4:9; R.V., "sabbath"), a rest like that of God when he had finished the work of creation.
In a state of inactivity or repose, either physical or mental. For example, The doctor's clear explanation put her mind at rest. Chaucer used this idiom in Troilus and Cressida (c. 1374): "I mine heart set at rest upon this point." Also see lay at rest.
Dead, as in His soul is now at rest with his forebears. This usage, employing rest to refer to death's repose, is less common today. [1300s]