rest 1 (rĕst)
a. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:The hikers stopped for a rest.
b. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:Get plenty of rest before the race.
c. The repose of death:eternal rest.
d. Mental or emotional calm:The news put my mind at rest.
2. The state of being motionless; the absence of motion:The car accelerates quickly from a state of rest.
3. The condition of being settled or resolved:a remark that put the matter to rest.
a. An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
b. The mark or symbol indicating such a pause and its length.
5. A short pause in a line of poetry; a caesura.
6. A device used as a support:a back rest.
7. Games See bridge1.
v.rest·ed, rest·ing, rests
a. To cease motion, work, or activity, especially in order to become refreshed:The laborers rested in the shade.
b. To lie down and sleep:rested for an hour on the couch.
a. To be in or come to a motionless state:The can rolled along, finally resting when it hit the curb.
b. To be located or be in a specified place:The manuscript rests in the museum.
c. To be fixed or directed on something:His gaze rested on the necklace.
d. To be unchanged or unresolved:After arguing for an hour, we let the matter rest.
a. To be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit:The ladder rests firmly anst the tree.
b. To be imposed or vested, as a responsibility or burden:The final decision rests with the crperson.
c. To depend or rely:That argument rests on a false assumption.
4. Law To complete the n presentation of one's portion of a legal case:The defense rests.
1. To cause or allow to be inactive or relaxed so as to ren energy:The coach rested his best players. I rested my eyes before studying.
2. To place, lay, or lean, as for support or repose:rested the rake anst the fence.
3. To base or ground:I rested my conclusion on that fact.
4. To fix or direct (the gaze, for example).
5. Law To complete the n presentation of (one's portion of a case):The prosecutor was not ready to rest her case.
2. Motionless; inactive.
3. Free from anxiety or distress.
1. To bury (a dead body); inter.
2. To resolve or settle (an issue, for example):The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.
[Middle English, fromOld English.]
(click for a larger image)rest1
rest (center) equivalent to the duration of an eighth note
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