24 Definitions of Rest

The meaning of the word rest, the definition of Rest:

n. - A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.

n. - Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.

n. - Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.

n. - That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.

n. - A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.

n. - A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.

n. - A short pause in reading verse; a c/sura.

n. - The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.

n. - A set or game at tennis.

n. - 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.

n. - To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.

n. - To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.

n. - To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.

n. - To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.

n. - To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.

n. - To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.

n. - To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

n. - That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.

n. - Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.

n. - 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.

v. t. - To arrest.

v. t. - To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

v. t. - To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.

v. i. - To be left; to remain; to continue to be.

The word "rest" uses 4 letters: E R S T

Direct anagrams of rest:

erst rets

Words formed by adding one letter before or after rest, or to rest in any order:

a - aster rates stare tares tears teras   c - crest   d - drest   e - ester reest reset steer stere teres terse trees   f - frets   i - rites tiers tires tries   k - treks   m - terms   n - nerts rents stern terns   o - roset rotes store tores torse   p - prest strep   s - rests tress   t - trets   u - trues   v - verst verts   w - strew trews wrest   y - treys tyers tyres  

Shorter words found within rest:

er ers es et re res ret ser set sr te

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