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Rest \Rest\, n. [F. reste, fr. rester to remain, L. restare to stay back, remain; pref. re- re- + stare to stand, stay. See Stand, and cf. Arrest, Restive.] (With the definite article.)
That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty, and, for the rest, it offers us the best security that Heaven can give.
Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others. ``Plato and the rest of the philosophers.''
Armed like the rest, the Trojan prince appears.
(Com.) 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. [Eng.]
Syn: Remainder; overplus; surplus; remnant; residue; reserve; others.
Rest \Rest\, v. i. [F. rester. See Rest remainder.] To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
The affairs of men rest still uncertain.
Rest \Rest\, v. t.
To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
Your piety has paid All needful rites, to rest my wandering shade.
To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.
Her weary head upon your bosom rest.
Rest \Rest\ (r[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rested; p. pr. & vb. n. Resting.] [AS. restan. See Rest, n.]
To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.
God . . . rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest.
--Ex. xxiii. 12.
2. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
There rest, if any rest can harbor there.
To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
Fancy . . . then retries Into her private cell when Nature rests.
To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
On him I rested, after long debate, And not without considering, fixed ?? fate.
To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
To rest in Heaven's determination.
To rest with, to be in the power of; to depend upon; as, it rests with him to decide.
Rest \Rest\ (r[e^]st), v. t. [For arrest.] To arrest. [Obs.]
Rest \Rest\, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r["o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe rest, repose, AS. r[=o]w, Gr. 'erwh`. Cf. Ransack.]
A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.
Sleep give thee all his rest!
Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
And the land had rest fourscore years.
--Judges iii. 30.
Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.
How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest.
That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
He made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
--1 Kings vi. 6.
(Anc. Armor) A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
Their visors closed, their lances in the rest.
A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode. ``Halfway houses and travelers' rests.''
--J. H. Newman.
In dust our final rest, and native home.
Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you.
--Deut. xii. 9.
(Pros.) A short pause in reading verse; a c[ae]sura.
The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. ``An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests.''
A set or game at tennis. [Obs.]
(Mus.) 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.
Rest house, an empty house for the accomodation of travelers; a caravansary. [India]
To set one's rest or To set up one's rest, to have a settled determination; -- from an old game of cards, when one so expressed his intention to stand or rest upon his hand. [Obs.]
Syn: Cessation; pause; intermission; stop; stay; repose; slumber; quiet; ease; quietness; stillness; tranquillity; peacefulness; peace.
Usage: Rest, Repose. Rest is a ceasing from labor or exertion; repose is a mode of resting which gives relief and refreshment after toil and labor. The words are commonly interchangeable.
Rest, released April 1, 2008, is the second full-length album by Virginian post-rock band Gregor Samsa. The band posted the tracks online at Imeem before the album was released. The album was released in five formats, digital (April 1), unlimited (May 13), limited (April 24), collector's, and vinyl.
Rest is a financial terminology, describing the frequency in which an outstanding loan amount is being calculated. Usually the more frequently the outstanding amount is calculated the less the total interest over the entire duration of the loan will be.
Rest may refer to:
- Human relaxation
Rest may also refer to:
- Rest (finance), a financial terminology
- Rest (music), a pause in a piece of music
- Rest (physics), the relation between two observers
- Rest (album), a 2008 album by Gregor Samsa
- Rest (band), Irish instrumental doom metal band
- Rest, Kansas, a community in the United States
- Bank reserves, holdings in accounts at the Bank of England, plus cash in bank vaults
- Rest (cue sports) or mechanical bridge, a device supporting a cue stick on long shots in snooker, billiards and pool games
- Arm rest
- Head rest
- Leg rest
REST written as an abbreviation may refer to:
- RE1-silencing transcription factor, a human gene
- Replica Exchange with Solute Tempering, an enhanced sampling technique in Molecular Dynamics
- Representational state transfer, a software architecture for distributed systems, including RESTful API web services
- Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, a sensory deprivation technique
- ReStructuredText, a lightweight markup language
- Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, Australia's largest superannuation fund by membership
- Revised Extended Standard Theory, a theory of linguistic competence developed by Noam Chomsky in the mid-1970s
Long (or four-measure rest)
Double whole rest
The quarter (crotchet) rest may also be found as a form in older music.
(The four-measure rest or longa rest is a symbol found in Western musical notation denoting a silence four times the duration of a whole rest. They are only used in long silent passages which are not divided into bars.
The combination of rests used to mark a pause follows the same rules as for notes. For more details see note value.
Rest, in physics, refers to an object being stationary relative to a particular frame of reference or another object. When the position of a body with respect to its surroundings does not change with time it is said to be "at rest". According to the theory of relativity, it is said that an object is "at rest relative to" another. For example, a train decelerates approaching a station and eventually comes to rest alongside the platform. The train can be said to be "at rest with respect to the station", or, as the correct frame of reference is usually implicit and/or provided by context, simply "at rest".
Given an inertial frame of reference, Newton's first law of motion states that an object at rest will remain at rest, while the motion of a moving object will remain unchanged until acted upon by an external force. An object at rest, therefore, can be described as without velocity and accelerationalthough, according to relativity, an object is either at rest or in motion relative to other moving objects. The concept of "relative rest" is closely linked to that of inertial observers and the statement that nothing is at absolute rest is loosely equivalent to stating that there are no frames of reference which are truly inertial. So-called non-inertial observers are addressed by the theory of general relativity.
In reality, there is nothing at absolute rest. For example, Earth's gravitation constantly pulls objects toward its surface, while Earth is one of the objects the Sun constantly pulls towards itself, causing it to orbit the Sun; the Sun, in turn, orbits the center of the Milky Way; and so on.Two or more than two objects are said to be at rest,if its position with respect to each other is not changing or moving with uniform velocity with respect to each other.
Rest are an instrumental rock group from Cork, Ireland. The group's sound has evolved over the course of their existence to incorporate elements of progressive rock, tech-metal, post-rock, doom, black metal and math rock. The groups sound is characterised by intricate harmonised riffs, complex drum patterns, unconventional song structures, a heavy emphasis on dynamics and alternating time signatures. As well as releasing one album and an EP on Limerick independent record label Out on a Limb Records, the band has also toured Ireland and the United Kingdom, sharing stages with the likes of Isis, Cult of Luna, Oxbow, Baroness, Torche, Zu, Red Sparowes and Explosions in the Sky.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable of a person or animal English) relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep. 2 (context countable English) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation. 3 (context uncountable English) peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility. 4 (context uncountable of an object or concept English) A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion. 5 (context euphemistic uncountable English) A final position after death. 6 (context music countable English) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music. 7 (context music countable English) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music. 8 (context physics uncountable English) absence of motion. 9 (context snooker countable English) A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of a cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach. 10 (context countable English) Any object designed to be used to support something else. 11 A projection from the right side of the cuirass of armour, serving to support the lance. 12 A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode. 13 (context poetry English) A short pause in reading poetry; a caesur
14 The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. 15 (context dated English) A set or game at tennis. Etymology 2
1 (context intransitive English) To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion. 2 (context intransitive English) To come to a pause or an end; end. 3 (context intransitive English) To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed. 4 (context intransitive transitive reflexive English) To be or to put into a state of rest. Etymology 3
n. 1 (label en uncountable) That which remains. 2 Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others. vb. (context obsolete English) To remain. Etymology 4
vb. (context obsolete English) To arrest.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to be left, remain," mid-15c., from Old French rester "to remain," from Latin restare "stand back, be left," from re- "back" (see re-) + stare "to stand" (see stet). Partially confused and merged with the other verb rest. Sense of "to continue to be" is in rest assured. Transitive sense of "to keep, cause to continue to remain" was common in 16c.-17c., "used with a predicate adjective following and qualifying the object" [Century Dictionary], hence phrase rest you merry (1540s); God rest you merry, gentlemen, often is mis-punctuated.
"remainder, that which is left after a separation," early 15c., from Middle French reste "remnant," from rester "to remain" (see rest (v.2)). Meaning "others, those not included in a proposition" is from 1530s.
"repose, cease from action," Old English ræstan, restan "take repose by lying down; lie in death or in the grave; cease from motion, work, or performance; be without motion; be undisturbed, be free from what disquiets; stand or lie as upon a support or basis," from root of rest (n.1). Transitive senses "give repose to; lay or place, as on a support or basis" are from early 13c. Meaning "cease from, have intermission" is late 14c., also "rely on for support." Related: Rested; resting. Common Germanic, with cognates in Old Frisian resta, Dutch rusten, Old High German raston, German rasten, Swedish rasta, Danish raste "to rest." Resting place is from mid-14c.
"sleep," Old English ræste, reste "rest, bed, intermission of labor, mental peace," common Germanic (Old Saxon resta "resting place, burial-place," Dutch rust, Old High German rasta, German Rast "rest, peace, repose"), of uncertain origin.\n
\nOriginal sense seems to be a measure of distance (compare Old High German rasta, which in addition to "rest" meant "league of miles," Old Norse rost "league, distance after which one rests," Gothic rasta "mile, stage of a journey"), perhaps a word from the nomadic period. Unless the original sense is "repose," thence extended secondarily to "distance between two resting place."\n
\nThe meaning "support, thing upon which something rests" is attested from 1580s. At rest "dead" is from mid-14c., on the notion of "last rest." Rest stop is from 1973. Colloquial expression to give (something) a rest "to stop talking about it" is first recorded 1927, American English.
n. 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" [syn: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum]
a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
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" [syn: eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus]
a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
v. not move; be in a resting position
give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
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" [syn: lie]
be at rest [ant: be active]
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" [syn: stay, remain] [ant: change]
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn: pillow]
be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
Usage examples of "rest".
The rest I was prepared to dismiss airily as some sort of unfortunate aberration brought about by the exceptional circumstances of the tornado.
He rested her back against the wall, his forehead pressed to hers, struggling to regain his ability to breathe.
He did manage to use his fire magic on a few of them, setting their shirts and hair ablaze, and that forced the rest to reconsider their attack for a time.
Its principle was the abnegation of selfishness by strictly limiting the expenditure of every member to the amount really necessary to his comfort, dedicating the rest to humanity.
He followed immediately after, covering her with his naked body, then immediately adjusted himself, side to side and up and down so that his chest hairs abraded her nipples and his erection rested between her legs.
These probably sink down besmeared with the secretion and rest on the small sessile glands, which, if we may judge by the analogy of Drosophyllum, then pour forth their secretion and afterwards absorb the digested matter.
Mellis false-flags Banish with his bullshit mine story if there was a claymore mine on this mountain, it would be command-detonated and Abies would have lit it off with the rest of his fireworks then leads him up to the gun site and fucking drops him cold.
There I drank it, my feet resting on acanthus, my eyes wandering from sea to mountain, or peering at little shells niched in the crumbling surface of the sacred stone.
And if I asked Biliktu, after she had rested for a while, to come and join me and her sister, she might sigh, but she would usually accede, and she would give good account of herself.
Recall that Einstein accomplished this by realizing that an accelerated observer is also perfectly justified in declaring himself or herself to be at rest, and in claiming that the force he or she feels is due to a gravitational field.
Even those whom we would normally think of as accelerating may claim to be at rest, since they can attribute the force they feel to their being immersed in a gravitational field.
But if these muons are not sitting at rest in the laboratory and instead are traveling through a piece of equipment known as a particle accelerator that boosts them to just shy of light-speed, their average life expectancy as measured by scientists in the laboratory increases dramatically.
Other officers were standing by radar and radar altimeter, NST transceiver, drift indicator, accelerometer, and all the rest of it.
He had been with Mwynwen frequently, either in his own chambers or her house, resting and leaching out of his body the subliminal aches and slight sickness that extended exposure to iron caused .
Ravensbund as he ruled the rest of Achar, but as far as the Ravensbundmen knew or cared, the Achar King had as much control over them as he did over the Forbidden.