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Being in a state of suspended consciousness
“… the resting cat was curled up in my favorite chair.”
A natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
“… the hyena is ready to scavenge again after its brief resting.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to place for support or steadying
“He adjusted his position to rest his arm against the chair beside him and motioned toward her.”
Present participle for to depend or rely
“Classification seems to me to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“They rested only once that morning.”
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