Rest - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a pause for relaxation (syn: relief, respite)
- take a short break from one's activities in order to relax (syn: breathe)
- give a rest to
- stay the same; remain in a certain state (syn: remain, stay)
- put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
- sit, as on a branch (syn: perch, roost)
- rest on or as if on a pillow (syn: pillow)
- be inactive, refrain from acting
We will not rest until we discover the truth.
The workers were resting in the shade.
He is resting comfortably after his ordeal.
She went to her room to rest for a while.
The coach canceled practice to rest his team.
He rested his horse before continuing the journey.
You should rest your eyes after all that reading.
The pitcher needs to rest his arm.
The spoon was resting in the cup.
The house rests on a concrete foundation.
Rest your men for an hour.
It was so comfortable resting in his arms.
Let us rest his body in his family grave.
He could not rest till he got his wish.
Rest your head against the back of the chair.
present participle: resting
past tense: rested
past participle: rested