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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 24
2. Hence, freedom from everything which wearies or disturbs; peace; security.
4. That on which anything rests or leans for support; as, a rest in a lathe, for supporting the cutting tool or steadying the work.
5. A projection from the right side of the cuirass, serving to support the lance.
7. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
8. A set or game at tennis.
9. 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.
11. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
12. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
13. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
15. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise.
17. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.
18. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
19. 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.
20. A short pause in reading verse; a csura.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To arrest.
2. To lay or place at rest; to quiet.
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