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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rest v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rested; p. pr. & vb. n. Resting.]
 1. 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.   --Gen. ii. 2.
    Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest.   --Ex. xxiii. 12.
 2. To be free from whatever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still.
    There rest, if any rest can harbor there.   --Milton.
 3. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch.
 4. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal.
 5. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead.
 Fancy . . . then retries
 Into her private cell when Nature rests.   --Milton.
 6. 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 my fate.   --Dryden.
 7. To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
    To rest in Heaven's determination.   --Addison.
 To rest with, to be in the power of; to depend upon; as, it rests with him to decide.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rest·ing, a. & n. from Rest, v. t. & i.
 Resting spore Bot., a spore in certain orders of algae, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time.