rest

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rest is part of the Basic English 850.
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rest is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
rest

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Singular
rest

Plural
rests

  1. (countable) A pause or break.
    You need to take a rest.
Musical rests
  1. (countable) (music) A mark in music showing counts that are not played.
    That quarter-note is followed by three rests.
  2. (countable) Remainder, what is left.
    I will take the rest of the money.
  3. (countable) Sleep.
    You need rest.
  4. A rest is a place where you can put something, often your arm.

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Plain form
rest

Third-person singular
rests

Past tense
rested

Past participle
rested

Present participle
resting

  1. To take a break.
    He rested for five minutes.
  2. To be located somewhere.
    The statue rests on the mantle.
  3. To place something in a place.
    He rested his foot on the stair.
  4. To sleep.
    The baby is resting.
  5. To be dead.
    Rest in peace.
    She is resting in Jesus.
    Karen rests in a tomb.

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