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Noun
An instance or period of rest or relaxation
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“Three weeks of rest would help his body heal from the injuries he had sustained.”
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An instance or period of sleep or slumber
“Early in the morning, Frisby was awakened from his rest by the sound of someone knocking at the door.”
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The remaining (other) people or things
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“Add the remaining pod with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.”
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A motionless state
“The train started from rest before moving with constant acceleration.”
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A pause or interval
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“You should give yourself a rest from work if you feel mentally fatigued.”
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The removal of stress or discomfort
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“I just need some rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
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An object that is used to support something
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“Find a shoulder rest that provides you with comfort and good support when playing the violin or viola.”
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The cessation of life and all associated processes
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A bag of cloth stuffed with soft material, used as a comfortable support
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Restroom break
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A break from work
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A period of time in which no fighting takes place due to an agreement between the opposed parties
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Late sleep
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Bar cloth
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Career break
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The part of a piece of furniture for one's arm to rest
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The state or quality of being superfluous
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A problematic situation that is difficult or impossible to escape
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A horizontal bar which can be held, serving as a support or guard
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An underlying basis or principle
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The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
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To relax or be at ease
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“I will need to rest at some stage to regain my stamina and energy.”
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To cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“Work hard until the end of the day. Then you can rest.”
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To place for support or steadying
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“This is the kind of swanky establishment where they even have little stools for you to rest your handbag on.”
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(rest on/upon) To be based on
“Classification appears to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.”
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To be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“The awkward way his hands would rest on the keyboard would result in many accidental clicks.”
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To remain or be left in a specified condition
“Parents can rest assured that their child will be given the best education available at this school.”
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To physically remain or loiter at a given place for a period of time
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To hold or prop up, especially gently or protectively
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To be fixed or permanently incorporated with something
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To delay action until a particular time or event
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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(of a deceased person) To be buried in a particular place
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To give someone or something a rest or break
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To rest or hover on the surface of a liquid or in the air
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To discontinue or stop doing something
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To come to rest after a descent from above
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To provide an educational or philosophical foundation for
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To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
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