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Definition of rest

What is the definition of "rest"?
  • restnoun
  • 1. Cessation of work, exertion, or activity.
    2. Peace, ease, or refreshment resulting from sleep or the cessation of an activity.
    3. Sleep or quiet relaxation.
    4. The repose of death: eternal rest.
    5. Relief or freedom from disquiet or disturbance.


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  • "But it must be followed by rest from mental labour, and is, in fact, a part of the same regimen which enforces rest -- it is an artificial _rest_."

    "But inasmuch as the recurrence of the _Sabbath-day_ was what constituted _a week_; in other words, since the essential feature of a week, as a Jewish division of time, was the recurrence of the Jewish day of rest; — τὸ σάββατον or τὰ σάββατα, the Hebrew name for _the day of rest_, became transferred to _the week_."

    "At the double lines at ten and three, there might be a rest of two minutes; an officer appointed for the purpose, ringing a bell at each of the parts marked on the plan, and making the signal for the _rest_, whatever signal might be determined upon."

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