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rest1 British & World English

Cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength

rest2 British & World English

The remaining part of something

rest1 English Thesaurus

he needed to rest and think

rest2 English Thesaurus

only the chairman has been elected—the rest are appointees

sleep easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

let something drop British & World English

Say or do no more about a matter

at rest British & World English

Not moving or exerting oneself

bed rest British & World English

Confinement of an invalid to bed as part of treatment

half rest British & World English

An interval of silence lasting the length of a minim

leg rest British & World English

A support for a seated person’s leg

rest area British & World English

North American term for lay-by.

rest cure British & World English

A period spent in inactivity or leisure with the intention of improving one’s physical or mental health

rest day British & World English

A day spent in rest, especially as an interlude between periods of activity

rest home British & World English

A residential institution where old or frail people are cared for

rest mass British & World English

The mass of a body when at rest

knife rest British & World English

A metal or glass support for a carving knife or carving fork at table

rest frame British & World English

A frame of reference relative to which a given body is at rest

rest house British & World English

(In parts of Asia and Africa) a house or small hotel offering accommodation for travellers

day of rest British & World English

A day in the week set aside from normal work or activity, typically Sunday on religious grounds

come to rest British & World English

Stop moving; settle

and the rest British & World English

Used to assert that something is an understatement

and the rest British & World English

And everything else of a similar type that might be mentioned

for the rest British & World English

As far as other matters are concerned

chapel of rest British & World English

An undertaker’s mortuary, where bodies are kept before a funeral

rest one's case British & World English

Conclude one’s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit

rest his soul British & World English

Used to express a wish that God should grant someone’s soul peace

rest on/upon in rest1 British & World English

(Of a look) alight or be steadily directed on

give it a rest British & World English

Used to ask someone to stop talking about something that the speaker finds irritating

rest on one's oars British & World English

Relax one’s efforts

the rest is history British & World English

Used to indicate that the events succeeding those already related are so well known that they need not be recounted again

rest on one's laurels British & World English

Be so satisfied with what one has already done or achieved that one makes no further effort

rest something in/on in rest1 British & World English

Place hope, trust, or confidence on or in

no rest for the wicked British & World English

The speaker’s heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is due to their sinful life

come to/into in come British & World English

Reach or be brought to a specified situation or result

at rest in rest1 British & World English

Not moving or exerting oneself

sleep easy in easy British & World English

Go to sleep without (or be untroubled by) worries

a change is as good as a rest British & World English

A change of work or occupation can be as restorative or refreshing as a period of relaxation

armrest British & World English

A padded or upholstered arm of a chair or other seat on which a sitter can comfortably rest their arm

one's days in day British & World English

The remaining period of someone’s life

let something drop in let1 British & World English

Say or do no more about a matter

footrest British & World English

A support for the feet or a foot, used when sitting

headrest British & World English

A padded part extending from or fixed to the back of a seat or chair, designed to support the head

rest one's case in rest1 British & World English

Conclude one’s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit


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