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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.] 1. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind. --Chaucer. Sleep give thee all his rest! --Shak. 2. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security. And the land had rest fourscore years. --Judges iii. 30. 3. Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death. How sleep the brave who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest. --Collins. 4. 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. 5. (Anc. Armor) A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance. Their visors closed, their lances in the rest. --Dryden. 6. 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. --Milton. Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you. --Deut. xii. 9. 7. (Pros.) A short pause in reading verse; a c[ae]sura. 8. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. ``An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests.'' --Abbott. 9. A set or game at tennis. [Obs.] 10. (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, 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.] --Shak. Bacon. 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.


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