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An instance or period of resting
“Three weeks' rest has helped Richards' body heal but he will wear a protector behind the wheel.”
The remaining people or things; the others
“Add the remaining pod with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.”
An object that is used to support something
“A shoulder rest.”
A motionless state
“The rate at which the motor can be started from rest without losing steps is known as the 'starting' or 'pull-in' rate.”
A pause or interval
“I was in need of a short rest from work.”
Relief or refreshment
“Some rest from the intense concentration.”
Cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength
“He said his drive was far too long and he needed to rest up before the next morning.”
To place for support or steadying
“He adjusted his position to rest his arm against the chair beside him and motioned toward her.”
To depend or rely
“Classification seems to me to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.”
Be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“John had his knees drawn up halfway to his chest and his arms were resting on the top of them.”
Remain or be left in a specified condition
“Parents can rest assured that any child who logs on to this site will be out of mischief for at least an hour.”
To cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“They rested only once that morning.”
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