Meaning of “rest” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /rest/
the rest

A2 the part of something that remains, or the others that remain:

I'm not sure I want to spend the rest of my life with him.
She was slightly older than the rest of us.
The rest were all found not guilty.

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A2 [ C, U ] a period of time when you relax or sleep:

Why don't you have a rest?
I must get some rest.
come to rest

to stop moving:

The car came to rest at the edge of the road.
→ See also put/set sb's mind at rest

(Definition of “rest noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)