Definition Of rest


an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity.

you look as though you need a rest

an object that is used to support something.

a chin-rest

be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position.

her elbow was resting on the arm of the sofa

cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.

he needed to rest after the feverish activity

remain or be left in a specified condition.

you can rest assured she will do everything she can to help her

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Example Of rest

  • "The first thing on my mind is getting a well-earned rest after 77 hours on air.

  • rest day

  • rest is an important part of a training regime

  • After all, surely this organisation could put the matter to rest once and for all.

  • After we finished off the pot of tea, she told us we should probably rest up from our journey.

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