1. something left after other parts have been taken away;
2. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);
3. a pause for relaxation;
4. a state of inaction;
5. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);
6. a support on which things can be put;
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;
4. have a place in relation to something else;
5. be at rest
6. stay the same; remain in a certain state;
7. be inherent or innate in;
8. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying;
9. sit, as on a branch;
10. rest on or as if on a pillow;
11. be inactive, refrain from acting;
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.
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
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.
break, rest, pause, interval, recess, cease, stop
comfort, ease, leisure, relaxation, relief, rest
remainder, surplus, rest, remains, balance
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