How to use
Sense: 1, 8-9
reste, from rester
Sense: 2-7, 10-12
what is left after everything or everyone else has gone, been used, dealt with, or mentioned
You carry these two bags, and I'll bring the rest.
Two of the attackers were killed, and the rest escaped.
the rest of
Does anyone want the rest of this pizza?
He'll be in a wheelchair for
the rest of his life
uncountable and countable
a period of time when you are not doing anything tiring and you can relax or sleep
I need to
get some rest
have/take a rest
You look exhausted! Why don't you take a rest?
We stopped for a
one that we deserved because we had been working hard
a rest day/period
We have classes until 12.30, and then we have a rest period.
put/set somebody's mind at rest
to make someone feel less anxious or worried
Why don't you talk to him, and put his mind at rest.
come to rest
to stop moving
The aircraft skidded across the runway and finally came to rest in a cornfield.
if your eyes come to rest on something, you stop looking around and look at that one thing
come to rest on
My eyes came to rest on a photograph of a young man.
give it a rest
especially British English
used to tell someone to stop talking about something because they are annoying you
Give it a rest, Jack!
give something a rest
to stop doing an activity
I gave the acting a rest for a while.
an expression meaning dead, and free from pain and problems
and all the rest of it
used at the end of a short list to mean other things of a similar type
I was paying the rent and the bills and all the rest of it.
and the rest
used to emphasize in a humorous way that a number or amount is really much higher than someone thinks
'I'd say she's about 40.' 'Yeah, and the rest!'
lay/put something to rest
to stop people from worrying about or believing something
The minister resigned, and the government hoped that the scandal would finally be laid to rest.
lay somebody to rest
an expression meaning to bury someone, used when you want to avoid saying this directly
She was laid to rest beside her husband.
a period of silence of a particular length in a piece of music
a written sign that shows how long the period of silence should be
➔ and the rest is history
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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