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Meaning of rest

rest

Pronunciation: (rest), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.
  2. to relieve weariness by cessation of exertion or labor.
  3. to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace.
  4. to repose in death.
  5. to be quiet or still.
  6. to cease from motion, come to rest; stop.
  7. to become or remain inactive.
  8. to stay as is or remain without further action or notice: to let a matter rest.
  9. to lie, sit, lean, or be set: His arm rested on the table.
  10. to lie fallow or unworked: to let land rest.
  11. to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usually fol. by on or upon).
  12. to rely (usually fol. by on or upon).
  13. to be based or founded (usually fol. by on or upon).
  14. to be found; belong; reside (often fol. by with): The blame rests with them.
  15. to be present; dwell; linger (usually fol. by on or upon): A sunbeam rests upon the altar.
  16. to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes, a gaze, etc.
  17. to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case.
—v.t.
  1. to give rest to; refresh with rest: to rest oneself.
  2. to lay or place for rest, ease, or support: to rest one's back against a tree.
  3. to direct (as the eyes): to rest one's eyes on someone.
  4. to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance.
  5. to bring to rest; halt; stop.
  6. to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence on: to rest one's case.

rest

Pronunciation: (rest), [key]
—v.i.
  1. to continue to be; remain as specified: Rest assured that all is well.

rest

Pronunciation: (rest), [key]
  1. a support for a lance; lance rest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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