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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\  (r?st),  v.  t.  [For  arrest.] 
  To  arrest.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\,  n.  [AS.  rest,  r[ae]st,  rest;  akin  to  D.  rust,  G. 
  rast.  OHG.  rasta,  Dan.  &  Sw  rast  rest,  repose,  Icel.  r["o]st 
  the  distance  between  two  resting  places,  a  mole,  Goth.  rasta 
  a  mile,  also  to  Goth.  razn  house,  Icel.  rann,  and  perhaps  to 
  G.  ruhe  rest,  repose,  AS  r[=o]w,  Gr  'erwh`.  Cf  {Ransack}.] 
  1.  A  state  of  quiet  or  repose;  a  cessation  from  motion  or 
  labor;  tranquillity;  as  rest  from  mental  exertion;  rest 
  of  body  or  mind.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Sleep  give  thee  all  his  rest!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Hence  freedom  from  everything  which  wearies  or  disturbs; 
  peace;  security. 
 
  And  the  land  had  rest  fourscore  years.  --Judges  iii. 
  30. 
 
  3.  Sleep;  slumber;  hence  poetically,  death. 
 
  How  sleep  the  brave  who  sink  to  rest,  By  all  their 
  country's  wishes  blest.  --Collins. 
 
  4.  That  on  which  anything  rests  or  leans  for  support;  as  a 
  rest  in  a  lathe,  for  supporting  the  cutting  tool  or 
  steadying  the  work 
 
  He  made  narrowed  rests  round  about  that  the  beams 
  should  not  be  fastened  in  the  walls  of  the  house. 
  --1  Kings  vi 
  6. 
 
  5.  (Anc.  Armor)  A  projection  from  the  right  side  of  the 
  cuirass,  serving  to  support  the  lance. 
 
  Their  visors  closed,  their  lances  in  the  rest. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  A  place  where  one  may  rest,  either  temporarily,  as  in  an 
  inn,  or  permanently,  as  in  an  abode.  ``Halfway  houses  and 
  travelers'  rests.''  --J.  H.  Newman. 
 
  In  dust  our  final  rest,  and  native  home.  --Milton. 
 
  Ye  are  not  as  yet  come  to  the  rest  and  to  the 
  inheritance  which  the  Lord  your  God  giveth  you 
  --Deut.  xii. 
  9. 
 
  7.  (Pros.)  A  short  pause  in  reading  verse;  a  c[ae]sura. 
 
  8.  The  striking  of  a  balance  at  regular  intervals  in  a 
  running  account.  ``An  account  is  said  to  be  taken  with 
  annual  or  semiannual  rests.''  --Abbott. 
 
  9.  A  set  or  game  at  tennis.  [Obs.] 
 
  10.  (Mus.)  Silence  in  music  or  in  one  of  its  parts  the  name 
  of  the  character  that  stands  for  such  silence.  They  are 
  named  as  notes  are  whole,  half,  quarter,etc. 
 
  {Rest  house},  an  empty  house  for  the  accomodation  of 
  travelers;  a  caravansary.  [India] 
 
  {To  set  or  To  set  up},  {one's  rest},  to  have  a  settled 
  determination;  --  from  an  old  game  of  cards,  when  one  so 
  expressed  his  intention  to  stand  or  rest  upon  his  hand. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak.  Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Cessation;  pause;  intermission;  stop;  stay;  repose; 
  slumber;  quiet;  ease;  quietness;  stillness; 
  tranquillity;  peacefulness;  peace. 
 
  Usage:  {Rest},  {Repose}.  Rest  is  a  ceasing  from  labor  or 
  exertion;  repose  is  a  mode  of  resting  which  gives 
  relief  and  refreshment  after  toil  and  labor.  The  words 
  are  commonly  interchangeable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  lay  or  place  at  rest;  to  quiet. 
 
  Your  piety  has  paid  All  needful  rites,  to  rest  my 
  wandering  shade.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  place  as  on  a  support;  to  cause  to  lean. 
 
  Her  weary  head  upon  your  bosom  rest.  --Waller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\  (r[e^]st),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Resting}.]  [AS.  restan.  See  {Rest},  n.] 
  1.  To  cease  from  action  or  motion,  especially  from  action 
  which  has  caused  weariness;  to  desist  from  labor  or 
  exertion. 
 
  God  .  .  .  rested  on  the  seventh  day  from  all  his 
  work  which  he  had  made  --Gen.  ii  2. 
 
  Six  days  thou  shalt  do  thy  work  and  on  the  seventh 
  day  thou  shalt  rest.  --Ex.  xxiii. 
  12. 
 
  2.  To  be  free  from  whanever  wearies  or  disturbs;  to  be  quiet 
  or  still 
 
  There  rest,  if  any  rest  can  harbor  there  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  lie;  to  repose;  to  recline;  to  lan;  as  to  rest  on  a 
  couch. 
 
  4.  To  stand  firm;  to  be  fixed;  to  be  supported;  as  a  column 
  rests  on  its  pedestal. 
 
  5.  To  sleep;  to  slumber;  hence  poetically,  to  be  dead. 
 
  Fancy  .  .  .  then  retries  Into  her  private  cell  when 
  Nature  rests.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  To  lean  in  confidence;  to  trust;  to  rely;  to  repose 
  without  anxiety;  as  to  rest  on  a  man's  promise. 
 
  On  him  I  rested,  after  long  debate,  And  not  without 
  considering,  fixed  ??  fate.  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  To  be  satisfied;  to  acquiesce. 
 
  To  rest  in  Heaven's  determination.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  rest  with},  to  be  in  the  power  of  to  depend  upon  as  it 
  rests  with  him  to  decide. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\,  n.  [F.  reste,  fr  rester  to  remain,  L.  restare  to 
  stay  back  remain;  pref.  re-  re-  +  stare  to  stand  stay.  See 
  {Stand},  and  cf  {Arrest},  {Restive}.]  (With  the  definite 
  article.) 
  1.  That  which  is  left  or  which  remains  after  the  separation 
  of  a  part  either  in  fact  or  in  contemplation;  remainder; 
  residue. 
 
  Religion  gives  part  of  its  reward  in  hand,  the 
  present  comfort  of  having  done  our  duty,  and  for 
  the  rest,  it  offers  us  the  best  security  that  Heaven 
  can  give  --Tillotson. 
 
  2.  Those  not  included  in  a  proposition  or  description;  the 
  remainder;  others  ``Plato  and  the  rest  of  the 
  philosophers.''  --Bp.  Stillingfleet 
 
  Armed  like  the  rest,  the  Trojan  prince  appears. 
  --DRyden. 
 
  3.  (Com.)  A  surplus  held  as  a  reserved  fund  by  a  bank  to 
  equalize  its  dividends,  etc.;  in  the  Bank  of  England,  the 
  balance  of  assets  above  liabilities.  [Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Remainder;  overplus;  surplus;  remnant;  residue;  reserve; 
  others 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rest  \Rest\,  v.  i.  [F.  rester.  See  {Rest}  remainder.] 
  To  be  left  to  remain;  to  continue  to  be 
 
  The  affairs  of  men  rest  still  uncertain.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  rest 
  n  1:  something  left  after  other  parts  have  been  taken  away 
  "there  was  no  remainder";  "he  threw  away  the  rest"  [syn: 
  {remainder},  {residual},  {residue},  {residuum}] 
  2:  freedom  from  activity  (work  or  strain  or  responsibility); 
  "took  his  repose  by  the  swimming  pool"  [syn:  {ease},  {repose}, 
  {relaxation}] 
  3:  a  pause  for  relaxation;  "people  actually  accomplish  more 
  when  they  take  time  for  short  rests"  [syn:  {respite},  {relief}, 
  {rest  period}] 
  4:  a  state  of  inaction;  "a  body  will  continue  in  a  state  of 
  rest  until  acted  upon" 
  5:  euphemisms  for  death  (based  on  an  analogy  between  lying  in  a 
  bed  and  in  a  tomb);  "she  was  laid  to  rest  beside  her 
  husband";  "they  had  to  put  their  family  pet  to  sleep" 
  [syn:  {eternal  rest},  {sleep},  {eternal  sleep},  {quietus}] 
  6:  a  support  on  which  things  can  be  put  "the  gun  was  steadied 
  on  a  special  rest" 
  7:  a  musical  notation  indicating  a  silence  of  a  specified 
  duration 
  v  1:  not  move  be  in  a  resting  position 
  2:  take  a  short  breath  [syn:  {breathe},  {catch  one's  breath},  {take 
  a  breather}] 
  3:  give  a  rest  to  "He  rested  his  bad  leg";  "Rest  the  dogs  for 
  a  moment" 
  4:  have  a  place  in  relation  to  something  else:  "The  fate  of 
  Bosnia  lies  in  the  hands  of  the  West";  "The  responsibility 
  rests  with  the  Allies"  [syn:  {lie}] 
  5:  be  at  rest  [syn:  {repose}]  [ant:  {be  active}] 
  6:  stay  the  same  remain  in  a  certain  state;  "The  dress 
  remained  wet  after  repeated  attempts  to  dry  it";  "rest 
  assured";  "stay  alone";  "He  remained  unmoved  by  her 
  tears";  "The  bad  weather  continued  for  another  week"  [syn: 
  {stay},  {remain}]  [ant:  {change}] 
  7:  be  inherent  or  innate  in  [syn:  {reside},  {repose}] 
  8:  put  something  in  a  resting  position,  as  for  support  or 
  steadying;  "Rest  your  head  on  my  shoulder" 
  9:  sit  as  on  a  branch;  "The  birds  perched  high  in  the  treee" 
  [syn:  {perch},  {roost}] 
  10:  rest  on  or  as  if  on  a  pillow,  of  one's  head  [syn:  {pillow}] 
  11:  be  inactive,  refrain  from  acting  on  something 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Rest 
  (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. 
 




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