that rests; not active.
Botany. dormant: applied especially to spores or seeds that germinate after a period of dormancy.
the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep:
a good night’s rest.
refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor:
to allow an hour for rest.
relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs.
a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity:
to go away for a rest.
mental or spiritual calm; tranquillity.
the repose of death:
cessation or absence of motion:
to bring a machine to rest.
an interval of silence between tones.
a mark or sign indicating it.
Prosody. a short pause within a line; caesura.
a place that provides shelter or lodging for travelers, as an inn.
any stopping or resting place:
a roadside rest for weary hikers.
a piece or thing for something to rest on:
a hand rest.
a supporting device; support.
Billiards, Pool. bridge1 (def 14).
verb (used without object)
to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.
to relieve weariness by cessation of exertion or labor.
to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace.
to repose in death.
to be quiet or still.
to cease from motion, come to rest; stop.
to become or remain inactive.
to stay as is or remain without further action or notice:
to let a matter rest.
to lie, sit, lean, or be set:
His arm rested on the table.
Agriculture. to lie fallow or unworked:
to let land rest.
to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usually followed by on or upon).
to rely (usually followed by on or upon).
to be based or founded (usually followed by on or upon).
to be found; belong; reside (often followed by with):
The blame rests with them.
to be present; dwell; linger (usually followed by on or upon):
A sunbeam rests upon the altar.
to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes, a gaze, etc.
Law. to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case.
verb (used with object)
to give rest to; refresh with rest:
to rest oneself.
to lay or place for rest, ease, or support:
to rest one’s back against a tree.
to direct (as the eyes):
to rest one’s eyes on someone.
to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance.
to bring to rest; halt; stop.
Law. to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence on:
to rest one’s case.
in a state of repose, as in sleep.
quiescent; inactive; not in motion:
the inertia of an object at rest.
free from worry; tranquil:
Nothing could put his mind at rest.
lay to rest,
to inter (a dead body); bury:
He was laid to rest last Thursday.
to allay, suppress, or appease.
the part that is left or remains; remainder:
The rest of the students are in the corridor.
All the rest are going.
British Banking. surplus (defs 1, 2).
verb (used without object)
to continue to be; remain as specified:
Rest assured that all is well.
not moving or working; at rest
(euphemistic) (of an actor) out of work
(esp of plant spores) undergoing a period of dormancy before germination
(of cells) not undergoing mitosis
relaxation from exertion or labour
(as modifier): a rest period
any relief or refreshment, as from worry or something troublesome
death regarded as repose: eternal rest
cessation from motion
not moving; still
a pause or interval
a mark in a musical score indicating a pause of specific duration
(prosody) a pause in or at the end of a line; caesura
a shelter or lodging: a seaman’s rest
a thing or place on which to put something for support or to steady it; prop
(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
come to rest, to slow down and stop
lay to rest, to bury (a dead person)
set someone’s mind at rest, to reassure someone or settle someone’s mind
to take or give rest, as by sleeping, lying down, etc
to place or position (oneself, etc) for rest or relaxation
(transitive) to place or position for support or steadying: to rest one’s elbows on the table
(intransitive) to be at ease; be calm
to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion; halt
to lie dead and buried
(intransitive) to remain without further attention or action: let the matter rest
to direct (one’s eyes) or (of one’s eyes) to be directed: her eyes rested on the sleeping child
to depend or cause to depend; base; rely: the whole argument rests on one crucial fact
to place or be placed, as blame, censure, etc
to put pastry in a cool place to allow the gluten to contract
(intransitive; foll by with, on, upon, etc) to be a responsibility (of): it rests with us to apportion blame
(law) to finish the introduction of evidence in (a case)
rest on one’s laurels, See laurel (sense 9)
rest on one’s oars
to stop rowing for a time
to stop doing anything for a time
noun the rest
something left or remaining; remainder
the others: the rest of the world
(copula) to continue to be (as specified); remain: rest assured
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.
v. rest·ed, rest·ing, rests
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.
- Resting cell
resting cell n. A cell that is not actively in the process of dividing.
- Resting tidal volume
resting tidal volume n. The tidal volume under normal resting conditions.
noun 1. one complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind it a single loop or portion of thread, as in sewing, embroidery, or the surgical closing of wounds. 2. a loop or portion of thread disposed in place by one such movement in sewing: to rip […]
verb (used without object), restituted, restituting. 1. to make restitution. verb (used with object), restituted, restituting. 2. to make restitution for. 3. to restore to a former state or position.