- n something left after other parts have been taken away
he threw away the rest
- n freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
- n a pause for relaxation
people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests
- n a state of inaction
a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
- n euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
she was laid to rest beside her husband
- n a support on which things can be put
the gun was steadied on a special rest
- n a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
- v not move; be in a resting position
- v take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
- v give a rest to
He rested his bad leg
- v have a place in relation to something else
The responsibility rests with the Allies
- v be at rest
- v stay the same; remain in a certain state
- v be inherent or innate in;
- v put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
- v sit, as on a branch
- v rest on or as if on a pillow
- v be inactive, refrain from acting
The committee is resting over the summer
- The rest was the breakthrough digital sorcery supplied by George Lucas' Industrial Light Magic.
- But Afghanistan could force the new government to rethink its passive approach to the rest of the world.
- Why are Iowa's poll results always opposite to those of the rest of states of US? 1.
- Lance Armstrong in BBC Sport
Landis's credibility is like a carton of sour milk: once you take the first sip, you don't have to drink the rest to know it has all gone bad,he said in a statement.
- Fernando Torres in Sify
I want to finish the World Cup and go on holiday as I haven't had one for three years, rest and then there will be time to talk about all of that. The situation isn't going to change whether we talk soon or later,The Sun quoted him, as saying.
- John McCain in CNN (blog)
He told a news conference in Kabul: "The Taliban know that Kandahar is the key to success or failure. ...... And if we succeed there, we will succeed in the rest of this struggle."