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Etymology 1

From the Old English word rest, from a Germanic root.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rest

Plural
s

rest (s)
  1. (uncountable) The relief from work or activity afforded by sleeping; sleep.
    The sun sets, and the workers go to their rest.
  2. (countable) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and recreation.
    We took a rest at the top of the hill to get our breath back.
  3. Peace, freedom from trouble, tranquillity.
    Outside my window, the ocean was at rest.
  4. The repose afforded by death.
    She was laid to rest in the village cemetery.
  5. (music) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.
    Remember there's a rest at the end of the fourth bar.
  6. (music) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a score.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Absence of motion.
    The body's centre of gravity may affect its state of rest.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of the cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach.
    Higgins can't quite reach the white with his cue, so he'll be using the rest.
  9. (countable) Any object designed to be used to support something else.
    She put the phone receiver back in its rest.
    He placed his hands on the arm rests of the chair.
Synonyms
Antonyms
Hypernyms
  • (snooker: stick used to support the tip of the cue when the cue ball is out of reach): bridge
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Etymology 2

From the Old French word reste, from rester (to rest), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] restare, from the prefix re- + the verb stare (to stand).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
rest

Plural
-

rest (-)
  1. (uncountable) That which remains.
    She ate some of the food, but was not hungry enough to eat it all, so she put the rest in the refrigerator to finish later.
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Verb

Infinitive
to rest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To remain.
  2. To be left (in a specified condition).
    Rest assured that I will do my best.
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Etymology 3

From the Old English verb restan, from a Germanic root; compare it to the Dutch verb rusten and the German verb rasten.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to rest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to rest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To lie down and take repose, especially by sleeping.
    My day's work is over; now I will rest.
  2. (transitive) To relieve; give rest to.
    We need to rest the horses before we ride any further.
  3. (intransitive) To stop working, to take a break, become inactive.
    I shall not rest until I have uncovered the truth.
  4. (intransitive) To stay, remain, be situated.
    The blame seems to rest with your father.
  5. (transitive) To lean or lay.
    I rested my head in my hands.
  6. (intransitive) To lie or lean or be supported.
    His left hand rested on the bannister.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stop presenting arguments, witnesses and evidence for one side.
    Defense rests, Your Honor.
Synonyms
Troponyms
  • (lie down and take repose): sleep, nap
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Dutch

(inflection) singular plural
noun rest resten
diminutive restje restjes


Noun

rest f. m. (plural resten, diminutive restje)

  1. rest (that which remains)

Hungarian

Adjective

rest

  1. lazy

Old English

Etymology

From the Common Germanic root *rasto.

Noun

rest f.

  1. rest
  2. resting place; bed

Romanian

Etymology

French reste

Pronunciation

Noun

rest n. (plural resturi)

  1. rest (remainder)

Declension


Noun

rest inv. (allows only the definite articled form for singular restul)

  1. change (small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination)
    Poftim restul de la îngheţată, băiete. — Here's your change from the ice-cream you bought, son.

Usage notes

  • The use of the meaning for change is restrictive to money, usually in small sums, taken after making a transaction. To describe such change when it is in one's pocket or lying around, the term mărunţiş is preferred.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for rest Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive

rest c.

  1. remainder, rest (what remains)
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) remainder
    11 dividerat med 2 är 5, med 1 i rest — 11 divided by 2 is 5 remainder 1
  3. leftover

Verb

rest

  1. Supine of resa.
  2. Past participle of resa.

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