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English definition


  • 1. something left after other parts have been taken away;

    • "there was no remainder"
    • "he threw away the rest"
    • "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
  • 2. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

    • "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  • 3. a pause for relaxation;

    • "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  • 4. a state of inaction;

    • "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  • 5. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);

    • "she was laid to rest beside her husband"
    • "they had to put their family pet to sleep"
  • 6. a support on which things can be put;

    • "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
  • 7. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration


  • 1. not move; be in a resting position

  • 2. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

  • 3. give a rest to;

    • "He rested his bad leg"
    • "Rest the dogs for a moment"
  • 4. have a place in relation to something else;

    • "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"
    • "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
  • 5. be at rest

  • 6. stay the same; remain in a certain state;

    • "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
    • "rest assured"
    • "stay alone"
    • "He remained unmoved by her tears"
    • "The bad weather continued for another week"
  • 7. be inherent or innate in;

  • 8. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying;

    • "Rest your head on my shoulder"
  • 9. sit, as on a branch;

    • "The birds perched high in the treee"
  • 10. rest on or as if on a pillow;

    • "pillow your head"
  • 11. be inactive, refrain from acting;

    • "The committee is resting over the summer"

Example sentences

  • The new employees were presented to the rest of the staff.

  • Her house is easily picked out from the rest; it has a large black gate.

  • When all the crops are safely gathered in, the farmers can rest.

  • Have a rest. I'll take over.

  • A brief rest restored the traveller's vigour.

  • This single item will suffice to typify all the rest.

  • Half the prize money he spent, and the rest was laid aside for a rainy day.

  • Don't rest content with past achievements.

  • You are off colour, you'd better take a rest.

  • This room is walled off from the rest of the house.

  • In bed, I rest my head on a soft pillow filled with feathers.

  • Pay half now and the rest later.

  • He's having a rest. Don't disturb him.

  • We must alternate work with rest.

  • He tops the rest in scholarship.

  • He's been working away without a rest ever since breakfast.

  • The rolling ball came to rest at the foot of the hill.

  • Let's go for a walk and give our minds a rest.

  • As you are tired, you had better rest.

  • We stopped to rest the horses.

  • A lucky speculation in the stock market put him on easy street for the rest of his life.

  • May his soul rest in peace!

  • It is rare for the responsibility for causing conflict to rest solely on one side.

  • The officer halted his troops for a rest.

  • Let's sit down and have a rest.

  • We must fetch the rest of the committee over to our point of view.

  • For the rest of the morning he searched aimlessly through the town.

  • The rest of us are reprimanded for even the smallest transgression, while he can get away with murder.

  • What he needs now is just rest and a lot of TLC.

  • So few teenage Britons stay on at school, compared with the rest of Europe.

Phrase collocation

  • come to rest

    stop moving; settle

    • the lift came to rest at the first floor.

  • give it a rest

    (informal)used to ask someone to stop doing something or talking about something that the speaker finds irritating or tedious

  • no rest for the wicked

  • put (或 set) someone's mind (或 doubts 或 fears) at r

    relieve someone of anxiety or uncertainty; reassure someone

  • rest one's case

    conclude one's presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit

  • rest on one's laurels

  • rest (或 God rest) his (或 her) soul

    used to express a wish that God should grant someone's soul peace

  • and the rest

    (informal)used to assert that something is an understatement

    • ‘You mean it took three hours? ’‘And the rest.’.

  • and (all) the rest (of it)

    and everything else that might be mentioned or that one could expect

    • it's all very well to talk about natural affection and love and the rest of it.

  • for the rest

    as far as other matters are concerned; apart from that

  • the rest is history

  • at rest


    Motionless; inactive.

    Free from anxiety or distress.

  • lay to rest 或 put to rest

    To bury (a dead body); inter.

    To settle (an issue, for example), especially so as to be free of it

    • The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.

Synonym discrimination

  • break, rest, pause, interval, recess, cease, stop

  • comfort, ease, leisure, relaxation, relief, rest

  • remainder, surplus, rest, remains, balance



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