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Spanish translation of “rest”

rest

noun /rest/
a (usually short) period of not working etc after, or between periods of, effort; (a period of) freedom from worries etc Digging the garden is hard work – let’s stop for a rest Let’s have/take a rest I need a rest from all these problems – I’m going to take a week’s holiday. sleep He needs a good night’s rest. something which holds or supports a book-rest a headrest on a car seat. a state of not moving
en reposo
The machine is at rest.
restful adjective bringing rest a restful holiday. (of colours, music etc) causing a person to feel calm and relaxed Some people find blue a restful colour After a hard day’s work, I like to listen to some restful music. relaxed at rest: The patient seems more restful now. restfully adverb
reposadamente
restfulness noun restless adjective always moving; showing signs of worry, boredom, impatience etc a restless child He’s been doing the same job for years now and he’s beginning to get restless. during which a person does not sleep a restless night. restlessly adverb
intranquilamente
restlessness noun rest room noun (American ) a toilet in a theatre, factory etc. at rest free from pain, worry etc.
en paz
come to rest to stop moving The ball came to rest under a tree. lay to rest to bury (someone) in a grave She was laid to rest in the vault of St George’s Chapel. let the matter rest to stop discussing etc a matter. rest assured to be certain You may rest assured that we will take your views into consideration. set someone’s mind at rest to take away a person’s worries about something
tranquilizar a alguien
We set her mind at rest by promising to call her as soon as we arrived.
(Definition of rest from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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