rest

verb

  • 1

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

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  • 2

    Be in a state of sleep.

  • 3

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

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noun

  • 4

    An instance or period of resting.

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  • 5

    A condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.

  • 6

    The remaining part of something.

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Dialects

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Emoji One's sleeping face emoji Apple's sleeping face emoji Twemoji's sleeping face emoji Facebook's sleeping face emoji Messenger's sleeping face emoji Google's sleeping face emoji
Emoji One's person in bed emoji Apple's person in bed emoji Twemoji's person in bed emoji Facebook's person in bed emoji Messenger does not support person in bed emoji Google's person in bed emoji
Emoji One's zzz emoji Apple's zzz emoji Twemoji's zzz emoji Facebook's zzz emoji Messenger's zzz emoji Google's zzz emoji

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French reste (noun), rester (verb), from Latin restare ‘remain’, from re- ‘back’ + stare ‘to stand’.

Old English ræst, rest (noun), ræstan, restan (verb), of Germanic origin, from a root meaning ‘league’ or ‘mile’ (referring to a distance after which one rests).

Pronunciation

  • rest /rɛst/