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Rest vs. Relax

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Restnoun

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.’;

Relaxverb

(transitive) To calm down.

Restnoun

(countable) 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.’;

Relaxverb

(transitive) To make something loose.

‘to relax a rope or cord’; ‘to relax the muscles or sinews’;

Restnoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Relaxverb

(intransitive) To become loose.

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Restnoun

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.’;

Relaxverb

(transitive) To make something less severe or tense.

‘to relax discipline’; ‘to relax one's attention or endeavours’;

Restnoun

A final position after death.

‘She was laid to rest in the village cemetery.’;

Relaxverb

(intransitive) To become less severe or tense.

Restnoun

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

‘Remember there's a rest at the end of the fourth bar.’;

Relaxverb

(transitive) To make something (such as codes and regulations) more lenient.

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Restnoun

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

Relaxverb

To become more lenient.

Restnoun

Absence of motion.

‘The body's centre of gravity may affect its state of rest.’;

Relaxverb

(transitive) To relieve (something) from stress.

‘Amusement relaxes the mind.’;

Restnoun

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.’;

Relaxverb

To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open.

‘An aperient relaxes the bowels.’;

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Restnoun

(countable) 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.’;

Relaxverb

To make lax or loose; to make less close, firm, rigid, tense, or the like; to slacken; to loosen; to open; as, to relax a rope or cord; to relax the muscles or sinews.

‘Horror . . . all his joints relaxed.’; ‘Nor served it to relax their serried files.’;

Restnoun

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

Relaxverb

To make less severe or rigorous; to abate the stringency of; to remit in respect to strenuousness, earnestness, or effort; as, to relax discipline; to relax one's attention or endeavors.

‘The statute of mortmain was at several times relaxed by the legislature.’;

Restnoun

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

Relaxverb

Hence, to relieve from attention or effort; to ease; to recreate; to divert; as, amusement relaxes the mind.

Restnoun

(poetry) A short pause in reading poetry; a caesura.

Relaxverb

To relieve from constipation; to loosen; to open; as, an aperient relaxes the bowels.

Restnoun

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

Relaxverb

To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.

‘His knees relax with toil.’;

Restnoun

(dated) A set or game at tennis.

Relaxverb

To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.

‘In others she relaxed again,And governed with a looser rein.’;

Restnoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Relaxverb

To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.

Restnoun

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

Relaxnoun

Relaxation.

Restnoun

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.

Relaxadjective

Relaxed; lax; hence, remiss; careless.

Restverb

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

Relaxverb

become less tense, rest, or take one's ease;

‘He relaxed in the hot tub’; ‘Let's all relax after a hard day's work’;

Restverb

(intransitive) To come to a pause or an end; end.

Relaxverb

make less tight;

‘relax the tension on the rope’;

Restverb

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

Relaxverb

become loose or looser or less tight;

‘The noose loosened’; ‘the rope relaxed’;

Restverb

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.’;

Relaxverb

cause to feel relaxed;

‘A hot bath always relaxes me’;

Restverb

(intransitive) To stay, remain, be situated.

‘The blame seems to rest with your father.’;

Relaxverb

become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner;

‘our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group’;

Restverb

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.’;

Relaxverb

make less severe or strict;

‘The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught’;

Restverb

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.’;

Relaxverb

become less severe or strict;

‘The rules relaxed after the new director arrived’;

Restverb

(intransitive) To sleep; slumber.

Relaxverb

make less active or fast;

‘He slackened his pace as he got tired’; ‘Don't relax your efforts now’;

Restverb

(intransitive) To lie dormant.

Restverb

(intransitive) To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead.

Restverb

(intransitive) To rely or depend on.

‘The decision rests on getting a bank loan.’;

Restverb

To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

Restverb

(obsolete) To remain.

Restverb

(obsolete) To arrest.

Restverb

To arrest.

Restverb

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

‘God . . . rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.’; ‘Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest.’;

Restverb

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

‘There rest, if any rest can harbor there.’;

Restverb

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

Restverb

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

Restverb

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

‘Fancy . . . then retriesInto her private cell when Nature rests.’;

Restverb

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

‘On him I rested, after long debate,And not without considering, fixed fate.’;

Restverb

To be satisfied; to acquiesce.

‘To rest in Heaven's determination.’;

Restverb

To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

‘Your piety has paidAll needful rites, to rest my wandering shade.’;

Restverb

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

‘Her weary head upon your bosom rest.’;

Restverb

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

‘The affairs of men rest still uncertain.’;

Restnoun

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

‘Sleep give thee all his rest!’;

Restnoun

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

‘And the land had rest fourscore years.’;

Restnoun

Sleep; slumber; hence, poetically, death.

‘How sleep the brave who sink to rest,By all their country's wishes blest.’;

Restnoun

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

‘He made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.’;

Restnoun

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

‘Their visors closed, their lances in the rest.’;

Restnoun

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

‘In dust our final rest, and native home.’; ‘Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you.’;

Restnoun

A short pause in reading verse; a cæsura.

Restnoun

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

Restnoun

A set or game at tennis.

Restnoun

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.

Restnoun

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

‘Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty, and, for the rest, it offers us the best security that Heaven can give.’;

Restnoun

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

‘Armed like the rest, the Trojan prince appears.’;

Restnoun

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.

Restnoun

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’;

Restnoun

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

‘took his repose by the swimming pool’;

Restnoun

a pause for relaxation;

‘people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests’;

Restnoun

a state of inaction;

‘a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon’;

Restnoun

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’;

Restnoun

a support on which things can be put;

‘the gun was steadied on a special rest’;

Restnoun

a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

Restverb

not move; be in a resting position

Restverb

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

Restverb

give a rest to;

‘He rested his bad leg’; ‘Rest the dogs for a moment’;

Restverb

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’;

Restverb

be at rest

Restverb

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’;

Restverb

be inherent or innate in;

Restverb

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

‘Rest your head on my shoulder’;

Restverb

sit, as on a branch;

‘The birds perched high in the treee’;

Restverb

rest on or as if on a pillow;

‘pillow your head’;

Restverb

be inactive, refrain from acting;

‘The committee is resting over the summer’;

Restverb

cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength

‘he needed to rest after the feverish activity’; ‘I'm going to rest up before travelling to England’;

Restverb

allow to be inactive in order to regain strength or health

‘her friend read to her while she rested her eyes’;

Restverb

(of a body) lie buried

‘the king's body rested in his tomb’;

Restverb

used euphemistically by actors to indicate that they are out of work

‘she was an actress but doing domestic work while she was resting’;

Restverb

leave (a player) out of a team temporarily

‘both men were rested for the cup final’;

Restverb

(of a problem or subject) be left without further investigation or discussion

‘the council has urged the planning committee not to allow the matter to rest’;

Restverb

allow (land) to lie fallow

‘the field should be grazed or rested’;

Restverb

be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position

‘her elbow was resting on the arm of the sofa’;

Restverb

place (something) so that it is supported in a specified position

‘he rested a hand on her shoulder’;

Restverb

(of a look) alight or be steadily directed on

‘his eyes rested briefly on the boy’;

Restverb

be based on; depend on

‘the country's security rested on its alliances’;

Restverb

place hope, trust, or confidence on or in

‘she rested her hopes in her attorney’;

Restverb

be the responsibility of or belong to a specified person

‘the final say rests with the regional assemblies’;

Restverb

conclude presentation of either party's case in a suit or prosecution

‘the prosecution rests’;

Restverb

remain or be left in a specified condition

‘you can rest assured she will do everything she can’;

Restnoun

an instance or period of resting

‘a couple of days of complete rest’; ‘you look as though you need a rest’;

Restnoun

a motionless state

‘the car accelerates rapidly from rest’;

Restnoun

an interval of silence of a specified duration.

Restnoun

the sign denoting a musical rest.

Restnoun

a pause in speech or verse.

Restnoun

an object that is used to support something

‘a shoulder rest’;

Restnoun

a support or hook for a telephone receiver when not in use

‘carefully the receiver was replaced on the rest’;

Restnoun

a support for a cue in billiards or snooker.

Restnoun

the remaining part of something

‘what do you want to do for the rest of your life?’; ‘I'll tell you the rest tomorrow night’;

Restnoun

the remaining people or things; the others

‘the rest of us were experienced skiers’;

Restnoun

a small, detached portion of an organ or tissue.

Restnoun

a rally in real tennis.

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