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Definition of rest:

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


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