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English definition of “rest”

rest

noun (STOP)    /rest/
A2 [C or U] a period of time in which you relax , do not do anything active , or sleep : After they had carried the piano up the stairs , they stopped for a rest. The doctor prescribed some pills and told her to get/have a week's rest.Periods of time - general words [C] specialized music a period of silence between musical notes , or a symbol that represents this: a minim restBeats or lengths of musical notes at rest describes someone or something that is not doing anything active , or not moving : Her heartbeat is only 55 at rest.Passive and not workingImmobility used as a polite way to say that someone is dead : Your father was a very troubled man, but he's at rest now.Death and dying come to rest to stop , usually in a particular place : The car hit the kerb , rolled over and came to rest in a ditch .Staying and remainingWaitingImmobility
(Definition of rest noun (STOP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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