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Lest vs. Rest

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  • Lest (conjunction)

    For fear that; that not; in order that not; in case.

    "He won't go outside, lest he be eaten by those ravenous eagles."

  • Lest (conjunction)

    That (without the negative particle); – after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.

  • Rest (noun)

    Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep.

    "I need to get a good rest tonight; I was up late last night."

    "The sun sets, and the workers go to their rest."

  • Rest (noun)

    Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.

    "We took a rest at the top of the hill to get our breath back."

  • Rest (noun)

    Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility.

    "It was nice to have a rest from the phone ringing when I unplugged it for a while."

  • Rest (noun)

    A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion.

    "The boulder came to rest just behind the house after rolling down the mountain."

    "The ocean was finally at rest."

    "Now that we're all in agreement, we can put that issue to rest."

  • Rest (noun)

    A final position after death.

    "She was laid to rest in the village cemetery."

  • Rest (noun)

    A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.

    "Remember there's a rest at the end of the fourth bar."

  • Rest (noun)

    A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music.

  • Rest (noun)

    Absence of motion.

    "The body's centre of gravity may affect its state of rest."

  • Rest (noun)

    A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of a cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach.

    "Higgins can't quite reach the white with his cue, so he'll be using the rest."

  • Rest (noun)

    Any object designed to be used to support something else.

    "She put the phone receiver back in its rest."

    "He placed his hands on the arm rests of the chair."

  • Rest (noun)

    A projection from the right side of the cuirass of armour, serving to support the lance.

  • Rest (noun)

    A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.

  • Rest (noun)

    A short pause in reading poetry; a caesura.

  • Rest (noun)

    The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. Often, specifically, the intervals after which compound interest is added to capital.

  • Rest (noun)

    A set or game at tennis.

  • Rest (noun)

    That which remains.

    "She ate some of the food, but was not hungry enough to eat it all, so she put the rest in the refrigerator to finish later."

  • Rest (noun)

    Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.

  • Rest (noun)

    A liabilities.

  • Rest (verb)

    To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion.

  • Rest (verb)

    To come to a pause or an end; end.

  • Rest (verb)

    To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed.

  • Rest (verb)

    To be or to put into a state of rest.

    "My day's work is over; now I will rest."

    "We need to rest the horses before we ride any further."

    "I shall not rest until I have uncovered the truth."

    "Rest assured that I will do my best."

  • Rest (verb)

    To stay, remain, be situated.

    "The blame seems to rest with your father."

  • Rest (verb)

    To lean, lie, or lay.

    "A column rests on its pedestal."

    "I rested my head in my hands."

    "She rested against my shoulder."

    "I rested against the wall for a minute."

  • Rest (verb)

    To complete one's active advocacy in a trial or other proceeding, and thus to wait for the outcome (however, one is still generally available to answer questions, etc.)

    "The defense rests, your Honor."

    "I rest my case."

  • Rest (verb)

    To sleep; slumber.

  • Rest (verb)

    To lie dormant.

  • Rest (verb)

    To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead.

  • Rest (verb)

    To rely or depend on.

    "The decision rests on getting a bank loan."

  • Rest (verb)

    To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

  • Rest (verb)

    To remain.

  • Rest (verb)

    To arrest.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Lest (verb)

    To listen.

  • Lest (noun)

    Lust; desire; pleasure.

  • Lest (adjective)

    Last; least.

  • Lest (conjunction)

    For fear that; that . . . not; in order that . . . not.

  • Lest (conjunction)

    That (without the negative particle); - after certain expressions denoting fear or apprehension.

  • Rest

    To arrest.

  • Rest

    To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

  • Rest

    To place, as on a support; to cause to lean.

  • Rest (noun)

    A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.

  • Rest (noun)

    Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.

  • Rest (noun)

    Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.

  • Rest (noun)

    That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.

  • Rest (noun)

    A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.

  • Rest (noun)

    A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.

  • Rest (noun)

    A short pause in reading verse; a cæsura.

  • Rest (noun)

    The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.

  • Rest (noun)

    A set or game at tennis.

  • Rest (noun)

    Silence in music or in one of its parts; the name of the character that stands for such silence. They are named as notes are, whole, half, quarter,etc.

  • Rest (noun)

    That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.

  • Rest (noun)

    Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.

  • Rest (noun)

    A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the Bank of England, the balance of assets above liabilities.

  • Rest (verb)

    To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.

  • Rest (verb)

    To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.

  • Rest (verb)

    To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.

  • Rest (verb)

    To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.

  • Rest (verb)

    To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.

  • Rest (verb)

    To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.

  • Rest (verb)

    To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

  • Rest (verb)

    To be left; to remain; to continue to be.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Lest (adverb)

    for fear that;

    "she tiptoed lest her mother should hear her"

  • Lest (adverb)

    that (after verbs explicitly expressing fear etc.);

    "he worried lest he should be late"

  • Rest (noun)

    something left after other parts have been taken away;

    "there was no remainder"

    "he threw away the rest"

    "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

  • Rest (noun)

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

  • Rest (noun)

    a pause for relaxation;

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

  • Rest (noun)

    a state of inaction;

    "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

  • Rest (noun)

    euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);

    "she was laid to rest beside her husband"

    "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

  • Rest (noun)

    a support on which things can be put;

    "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

  • Rest (noun)

    a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

  • Rest (verb)

    not move; be in a resting position

  • Rest (verb)

    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

  • Rest (verb)

    give a rest to;

    "He rested his bad leg"

    "Rest the dogs for a moment"

  • Rest (verb)

    have a place in relation to something else;

    "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"

    "The responsibility rests with the Allies"

  • Rest (verb)

    be at rest

  • Rest (verb)

    stay the same; remain in a certain state;

    "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"

    "rest assured"

    "stay alone"

    "He remained unmoved by her tears"

    "The bad weather continued for another week"

  • Rest (verb)

    be inherent or innate in;

  • Rest (verb)

    put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying;

    "Rest your head on my shoulder"

  • Rest (verb)

    sit, as on a branch;

    "The birds perched high in the treee"

  • Rest (verb)

    rest on or as if on a pillow;

    "pillow your head"

  • Rest (verb)

    be inactive, refrain from acting;

    "The committee is resting over the summer"

Princeton's WordNet

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