rest

rest
rest1
verb
1》 cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength.
    ↘allow to be inactive in order to regain strength or health.
    ↘(of a problem or subject) be left without further investigation or discussion.
2》 place or be placed so as to stay in a specified position.
    ↘lie buried.
    ↘(rest on) (of a look) alight or be steadily directed on.
3》 (rest on) be based on; depend on.
    ↘(rest something in/on) place hope, trust, or confidence in or on.
    ↘be the responsibility of or belong to a specified person: ultimate control rested with the founders.
4》 N. Amer. conclude the case for the prosecution or defence in a court of law.
noun
1》 an instance or period of resting.
    ↘a motionless state.
2》 Music an interval of silence of a specified duration.
    ↘the sign denoting this.
    ↘a pause in speech or verse.
3》 an object that is used to hold or support something.
Phrases
rest one's case conclude one's presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit.
Origin
OE ræst, rest (n.), ræstan, restan (v.), of Gmc origin, from a root meaning 'league' or 'mile' (referring to a distance after which one rests).
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rest2
noun
1》 the remaining part of something.
    ↘[treated as plural] the remaining people or things; the others.
2》 Anatomy a small, detached portion of an organ or tissue.
3》 a rally in real tennis.
verb remain or be left in a specified condition: rest assured we will do everything we can.
Origin
ME: from OFr. reste (n.), rester (v.), from L. restare 'remain'.

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  • rest*/*/*/ — [rest] noun I 1) [singular] the part of something that remains, or the people or things that remain I m not really hungry – do you want the rest?[/ex] Rain will spread to the rest of the country by evening.[/ex] The rest of the attackers were in… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Rest — (von lateinisch: restare = „übrig bleiben“/„übrigbleiben“, aus: re = „zurück“, „wieder“ sowie stare = „stehen“; spätmittelhochdeutsch: rest[e]; italienisch: resto = „übrig bleibender Geldbetrag“) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest — vi: to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case the defense rest s vt: to cease presenting evidence pertinent to (a case) I rest my case Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • rest# — rest n Rest, repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, comfort are comparable when they mean freedom from toil or strain. Rest, the most general term, implies withdrawal from all labor or exertion and suggests an opposition to the term work; it does not …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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. [1913 Webster] God . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • REST — (von lateinisch re stare = übrig bleiben) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist sowie in der Mathematik das, was bei der Division übrigbleibt, siehe Division mit Rest in der Chemie das Gegenstück zur funktionellen Gruppe eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • rest — Ⅰ. rest [1] ► VERB 1) cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength. 2) allow to be inactive in order to regain or save strength or energy. 3) place or be placed so as to stay in a specified position: his feet rested on the table.… …   English terms dictionary

  • rest — rest2 [rest] n. [ME < MFr reste < OFr rester, to rest, remain < L restare, to stop, stand, rest, remain < re , back + stare, to STAND] 1. what is left after part is taken away; remainder 2. [with pl. v.] the others: Used with the vi.… …   English World dictionary

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