Meaning of “rest” - Learner’s Dictionary

rest

verb us uk /rest/
Extra Examples
Rest now so that you won't be tired later in the evening.You can't drive all night. When are you going to rest?Peter wouldn't rest until the job was finished.I'm going to go home and rest.The players are resting before their next match on Saturday.

B1 [ I ] to relax or sleep because you are tired after doing an activity or because you are sick:

Pete's resting after his long drive.
rest your eyes/feet/legs, etc

B2 to stop using your eyes/feet, etc for a while because they are tired

rest (sth) on/against, etc

If something rests somewhere, or if you rest it somewhere, it is supported by something else:

She rested her elbows on the table.
→ See also rest on your laurels

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