rest: Meaning and Definition of
- to refresh oneself, as by sleeping, lying down, or relaxing.
- to relieve weariness by cessation of exertion or labor.
- to be at ease; have tranquillity or peace.
- to repose in death.
- to be quiet or still.
- to cease from motion, come to rest; stop.
- to become or remain inactive.
- to stay as is or remain without further action or notice: to let a matter rest.
- to lie, sit, lean, or be set: His arm rested on the table.
- to lie fallow or unworked: to let land rest.
- to be imposed as a burden or responsibility (usually fol. by on or upon).
- to rely (usually fol. by on or upon).
- to be based or founded (usually fol. by on or upon).
- to be found; belong; reside (often fol. by with): The blame rests with them.
- to be present; dwell; linger (usually fol. by on or upon): A sunbeam rests upon the altar.
- to be fixed or directed on something, as the eyes, a gaze, etc.
- to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case.
- to give rest to; refresh with rest: to rest oneself.
- to lay or place for rest, ease, or support: to rest one's back against a tree.
- to direct (as the eyes): to rest one's eyes on someone.
- to base, or let depend, as on some ground of reliance.
- to bring to rest; halt; stop.
- to terminate voluntarily the introduction of evidence on: to rest one's case.
- to continue to be; remain as specified: Rest assured that all is well.
- a support for a lance; lance rest.
- rest (Thesaurus)