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Rest

Rest appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Wont serotonin K.C. ordered rock Nino to rest now?
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Usage statistics for the noun rest:

conversational speech46.27%task-oriented speech53.73% imaginative writing61.45%informational writing38.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rest:

respiteresiduerelaxationremaindersleepreliefbalancerest
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The word rest is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun rest

What does rest mean as a name of something?

Rest is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: rests

  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
    • example: a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: inaction / inactiveness / inactivity = the state of being inactive
  5. euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    • example: she was laid to rest beside her husband
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of rest: eternal rest / eternal sleep / quietus / sleep
    • more generic word: death = the absence of life or state of being dead
  6. a support on which things can be put
    • example: the gun was steadied on a special rest
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: support = any device that bears the weight of another thing
    • more specific terms:
  7. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: musical notation = notation used by musicians
    • more specific terms:
      • whole rest = a musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time
      • half rest = a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time
      • quarter rest = a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest

Alternative definition of the noun rest

noun

  1. [context: uncountable, of a person or animal] Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep.
  2. [countable] Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.
  3. [uncountable] Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility.
  4. [context: uncountable, of an object or concept] A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion.
  5. [uncountable] A final position after death.
  6. [context: music, countable] A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.
  7. [context: music, countable] A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music.
  8. [context: physics, uncountable] Absence of motion.
  9. [context: snooker, countable] 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. [countable] Any object designed to be used to support something else.
  11. [uncountable] That which remains.

Specialised definition of the noun rest

Glossary of sports

a period of time spent relaxing or sleeping; to restore your energy by means of relaxation or sleep (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / billiards

a long wooden pole with a metal bridge at one end on which a player's cue is rested when he cannot bridge with his hand. (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / real tennis

a series of strokes concluding with the dead ball (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb rest

What does rest mean as a doing word?

Rest is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: rested | resting | rests

  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
    • examples: He rested his bad leg | Rest the dogs for a moment
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more specific word: blow = allow to regain its breath
  4. have a place in relation to something else
    • example: The responsibility rests with the Allies
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, sit, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hang, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of rest: lie
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
  5. be at rest
  6. stay the same; remain in a certain state
    • example: rest assured
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of rest: remain / stay
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms:
  7. be inherent or innate in
  8. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    • examples: Rest your head on my shoulder | They rest their rifles on the cabinet
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  9. sit, as on a branch
    • examples: Some big birds rest in the tree | There rest some big birds in the tree
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of rest: perch / roost
    • more generic terms: sit / sit down = be seated
  10. rest on or as if on a pillow
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books there
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): dangle, hang, lean, perch, sit, stand, suspend.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of rest: pillow
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
  11. be inactive, refrain from acting
    • example: The committee is resting over the summer
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more specific word: hibernate = be in an inactive or dormant state

Group

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.

Music

  1. "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, unlimited, limited, collector's, and vinyl.
    • genre: Post-rock
    • released in (7 years ago)
  2. "Rest" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Rest" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Rest" is a musical album of Isolée.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Rest" is a musical EP of Orbital.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  6. "Rest" is a musical album of Clem Leek.
    • released on
  7. "Rest" is a composition.
  8. "Rest" is a musical album of Oso Closo.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "Rest" is a musical album of Glen Soderholm.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  10. "Rest" is a musical single of The Cherry Blues Project.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  11. "Rest" is a musical album of The Dreadful Yawns.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  12. "Rest" is a musical album of Rwake.
  13. "Rest" is a musical album of Blesk.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  14. "Rest" is a composition.
  15. "Rest" is a musical single of Disreflect.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  16. "Rest" is a musical album of Belief.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  17. "Rest" is a composition.

Places

  1. Rest is an unincorporated community in northern Frederick County, Virginia, United States. Rest is located along U.S. Route 11 south of the West Virginia state line with Berkeley County. The community of Ridgeway lies to its north.
  2. Rest a.k.a. Rest, Kansas: Rest is an unincorporated community in Wilson County, Kansas, in the United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Ever Rest, Rest Haven, Shady Rest, Diggers Rest, Pilgrims Rest, Seminole Rest, Pilgrim's Rest, Travelers Rest, Traveler's Rest, Travellers Rest and Church of the Heavenly Rest.

Miscellanea

  1. Rest: A rest is an interval of silence in a piece of music, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause.
  2. REST a.k.a. Representational state transfer is an abstraction of the architecture of the World Wide Web; more precisely, REST is an architectural style consisting of a coordinated set of architectural constraints applied to components, connectors, and data elements, within a distributed hypermedia system. REST ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax in order to focus on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of significant data elements.
  3. 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".
    • also known as 相對靜止
  4. Rest is a medical treatment.
  5. 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.

Phrases with Rest

Phrases starting with the word Rest:

  1. REST.
  2. rest on
  3. rest day
  4. rest area
  5. rest home
  6. rest mass
  7. rest stop
  8. rest-cure
  9. rest house

Phrases ending with the word Rest:

  1. at rest
  2. to rest
  3. bed rest
  4. gun rest
  5. chin rest
  6. half rest
  7. Tool-Rest
  8. Knife rest
  9. Minim Rest
  10. whole rest
  11. Wrist Rest

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rest

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Google previewModern Web Development with IBM Websphere (2014)

Developing, Deploying, and Managing Mobile and Multi-Platform Apps by Kyle Brown, Roland Barcia, Karl Bishop, Matthew Perrins

REST is the main pattern for creating web services in the Modern Web.

Google previewThe Homiletic Review (1911)

Rest is a duty because to live as long as we can in God's service is a duty.

The Master's bidding to rest is the more significant because given just when redoubled activity was invited by the interest in him which the apostles' preaching -tour ...

Google previewTempli Carmina (1832)

Songs of the Temple, Or, Bridgewater Collection of Sacred Music

- Rests. A Semibrewe is a round open note; and its rest is an oblong square, placed...

Google previewGreat Experiments in Physics (2012)

Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein by Morris H. Shamos

Thus in a ship under sail, the relative place of a body is that part of the ship which the body possesses; or that part of its cavity which the body fills, and which therefore moves together with the ship; and relative rest is the continuance of the ...

Google previewChildren's Speech Sound Disorders (2014)

by Caroline Bowen

ReST is a new approach to the treatment of school-aged children with CAS in which complex, varied, multi- syllable ...

Google previewGlossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (2012)

Black Metal by Steven Shakespeare, Eugene Thacker, Aspasia Stephanou

Rest is a hovering, a stoppage, a silence, a void within everything that is.

Google previewMastering JavaScript Single Page Application Development (2016)

by Philip Klauzinski, John Moore

REST is the architectural style used to serve web pages and make requests on the World Wide Web, or simply the Web. Although the Internet...

Google previewCalavar (1834)

or, The knight of the conquest: a romance of Mexico by Robert Montgomery Bird

has been written, or preserved ; the rest is a blank : a single chain of vicissitudes, — a few consecutive- links in the concatenation of events, — have escaped ; the rest is a secret, strange, captivating, and pregnant of possibilities.

Google previewJim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength 2nd Edition (2014)

by Stoppani, Jim

Few bodybuilders realize that an effective way to alter training programs to keep theirprogress involves manipulating the rest periods between sets. This changes the biochemical adaptations the muscles undergo by altering the typeof fuel ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

rest. cells. of. Malassez. n. See MALASSEZ, REST CELLS OF.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

REST, n.

Google previewA Lexicon of Biblical Aramaic (2011)

Clarified by Ancient Documents by Vogt Ernst, Fitzmyer Joseph A

rest, residue, remainder.

Google previewPerl Developer's Dictionary (2002)

by Clinton Pierce

rest, $fourth)=split('', $row); If any variables remain on the left side of the assignment and did not get assigned, they will receive the value undef. The value undef is special on the left side of a list assignment: The value that would normally be ...

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Usage statistics about rest

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun rest:

conversational speech46.27%task-oriented speech53.73% imaginative writing61.45%informational writing38.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rest:

respiteresiduerelaxationremaindersleepreliefbalancerest

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb rest:

reposeroostperchresidebreathereststaylieremain

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Quotes about Rest

good morning i am here

who's this please?

i am rest.

Rest who?

Eternal Rest.

Eternal Rest Who?

I am death.

Death Who?

I am silence.

Silence who?

Please do not deny Me.
I am Death. I am Real.
I am Coming to you. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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