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rest

noun
 
 
/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.Things remaining
A2 [C, U] a period of time when you relax or sleep: Why don't you have a rest? I must get some rest.Sleep and sleepingSpecific periods of time
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 Staying and remainingWaiting
Translations of “rest”
in Korean 휴식…
in Arabic فَترة الرّاحة…
in French repos, sommeil, support…
in Turkish dinlenme, istirahat…
in Italian riposo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 其他部分…
in Russian отдых…
in Polish odpoczynek…
in Spanish descanso, reposo, sueño…
in Portuguese descanso…
in German die Ruhepause, die Ruhe, die Stütze…
in Catalan descans…
in Japanese 休憩, 休息…
in Chinese (Simplified) 其他部分…
(Definition of rest noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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