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4 letters words from 'rest'

ERST 4REST 4
RETS 4TRES 4

3 letters words from 'rest'

ERS 3EST 3
RES 3RET 3
SER 3SET 3
TES 3 

2 letters words from 'rest'

ER 2ES 2
ET 2RE 2
ST 2TE 2

All 4 letters words made out of rest

rest erst rset sret esrt sert rets erts rtes tres etrs ters rste srte rtse trse stre tsre estr setr etsr tesr ster tser

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rest. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rest.

Definitions and meaning of rest

rest

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĕst, IPA(key): /ɹɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Homophone: wrest

Etymology 1

From Middle English rest, reste, from Old English rest, ræst (rest, quiet, freedom from toil, repose, sleep, resting-place, a bed, couch, grave), from Proto-Germanic *rastō, *rastijō (rest), from Proto-Indo-European *ros-, *res-, *erH- (rest). Cognate with West Frisian rêst (rest), Dutch rust (rest), German Rast (rest), Swedish rast (rest), Norwegian rest (rest), Icelandic röst (rest), Old Irish árus (dwelling), German Ruhe (calm), Albanian resht (to stop, pause), Welsh araf (quiet, calm, gentle), Lithuanian rovà (calm), Ancient Greek ἐρωή (erōḗ, rest, respite), Avestan 𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌𐬨𐬈(airime, calm, peaceful), Sanskrit रमते (rámate, he stays still, calms down), Gothic 𐍂𐌹𐌼𐌹𐍃 (rimis, tranquility). Related to roo.

Noun

rest (countable and uncountable, plural rests)

  1. (uncountable, of a person or animal) Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep.
    Synonyms: sleep, slumber
  2. (countable) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.
    Synonyms: break, repose, time off
  3. (uncountable) Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility.
    • Bible, Judges iii. 30
      And the land had rest fourscore years.
    Synonyms: peace, quiet, roo, silence, stillness, tranquility
  4. (uncountable, of an object or concept) A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion.
  5. (euphemistic, uncountable) A final position after death.
    Synonym: peace
  6. (music, countable) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.
    Hyponyms: breve rest, demisemiquaver rest, hemidemisemiquaver rest, minim rest, quaver rest, semibreve rest, semiquaver rest
  7. (music, countable) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music.
  8. (physics, uncountable) Absence of motion.
    Antonym: motion
  9. (snooker, countable) 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.
    Hypernym: bridge
  10. (countable) Any object designed to be used to support something else.
    Synonyms: cradle (of a telephone), support
    Hyponyms: arm rest, elbow rest, foot rest, head rest, leg rest, neck rest, wrist rest
  11. A projection from the right side of the cuirass of armour, serving to support the lance.
    • their visors closed, their lances in the rest
  12. A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Henry Newman and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      halfway houses and travellers' rests
  13. (poetry) A short pause in reading poetry; a caesura.
  14. The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account. Often, specifically, the intervals after which compound interest is added to capital.
    • (Can we date this quote by Abbott and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests.
  15. (dated) A set or game at tennis.
Antonyms
  • activity
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English resten, from Old English restan (to rest, cease from toil, be at rest, sleep, rest in death, lie dead, lie in the grave, remain unmoved or undisturbed, be still, rest from, remain, lie), from Proto-Germanic *rastijaną (to rest), from Proto-Indo-European *ros-, *res-, *erH- (rest). Cognate with Dutch rusten (to rest), Middle Low German resten (to rest), German rasten (to rest), Danish raste (to rest), Swedish rasta (to rest).

Verb

rest (third-person singular simple present rests, present participle resting, simple past and past participle rested)

  1. (intransitive) To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion.
  2. (intransitive) To come to a pause or an end; end.
  3. (intransitive) To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed.
  4. (intransitive, transitive, reflexive) To be or to put into a state of rest.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur, Book X:
      And thereby at a pryory they rested them all nyght.
  5. (intransitive) To stay, remain, be situated.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To lean, lie, or lay.
  7. (intransitive, transitive, law, US) 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.)
  8. (intransitive) To sleep; slumber.
  9. (intransitive) To lie dormant.
  10. (intransitive) To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead.
  11. (intransitive) To rely or depend on.
    • 1700, John Dryden, Sigismonda and Guiscardo
      On him I rested, after long debate, / And not without considering, fixed fate.
  12. To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
    • to rest in Heaven's determination
Synonyms
  • (lie down and take repose, especially by sleeping): relax
  • (give rest to): relieve
  • (stop working): have a breather, pause, take a break, take time off, take time out
  • (be situated): be, lie, remain, reside, stay
  • (transitive: lean, lay): lay, lean, place, put
  • (intransitive: lie, lean): lean, lie
Troponyms
  • (lie down and take repose): nap
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English reste, from Old French reste, from Old French rester (to remain), from Latin restō (to stay back, stay behind), from re- + stō (to stand). Replaced native Middle English lave (rest, remainder) (from Old English lāf (remnant, remainder)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĕst, IPA(key): /ɹɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

rest (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) That which remains.
    Synonyms: lave, remainder
  2. Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edward Stillingfleet and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Plato and the rest of the philosophers
    • Arm'd like the rest, the Trojan prince appears.
  3. (Britain, finance) 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.
Synonyms
  • (that which remains): See also Thesaurus:remainder
Derived terms
  • all the rest
Translations

Verb

rest (third-person singular simple present rests, present participle resting, simple past and past participle rested)

  1. (obsolete) To remain.
Translations

Etymology 4

Aphetic form of arrest.

Verb

rest (third-person singular simple present rests, present participle resting, simple past and past participle rested)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, colloquial) To arrest.

Anagrams

  • -ster, ERTs, SERT, erst, rets, tres

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from French reste, probably via German Rest.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈʁasd̥], [ˈʁɑsd̥]
  • Homophone: rast

Noun

rest c (singular definite resten, plural indefinite rester)

  1. remnant, remainder, rest
  2. (in the plural) scraps of food

Derived terms

  • forresten
  • madrest
  • restgæld
  • restlager

References

  • “rest” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch reste, from Middle French reste.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rɛst/
  • Hyphenation: rest
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

rest f (plural resten, diminutive restje n)

  1. rest (that which remains)
    Synonyms: overblijfsel, overschot

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: res

Anagrams

  • erts, ster

Hungarian

Etymology

From a Northern Italian dialect, compare Emilian rest, Romagnol rést, Italian resto (rest), from restare, from Latin restō (I stay behind, remain).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈrɛʃt]
  • Hyphenation: rest
  • Rhymes: -ɛʃt

Adjective

rest (comparative restebb, superlative legrestebb)

  1. lazy
    Synonyms: henye, lusta, renyhe, tunya

Declension

Derived terms

  • restell
  • restség

(Expressions):

  • a rest kétszer fárad

Ladin

Noun

rest m (plural resc)

  1. rest, residue

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from French reste.

Noun

rest m (definite singular resten, indefinite plural rester, definite plural restene)

  1. remainder, rest

Derived terms

  • forresten
  • matrest

References

  • “rest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from French reste.

Noun

rest m (definite singular resten, indefinite plural restar, definite plural restane)

  1. remainder, rest

Derived terms

  • forresten
  • matrest

References

  • “rest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *rastō, *rastijō (rest), from Proto-Indo-European *ros-, *res-, *erH- (rest).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rest/

Noun

rest f

  1. rest
  2. resting place; bed

Derived terms

  • restlēas

Descendants

  • Middle English: reste, rest; (rüst, rist)
    • Scots: rest
    • English: rest

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French reste.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rest/

Noun

rest n (plural resturi)

  1. rest (remainder)

Declension

See also

  • rămas, rămășiță

Noun

rest (definite singular restul)

  1. change (small denominations of money given in exchange for a larger denomination)

Usage notes

  • The use of the meaning for change is restrictive to money, usually in small sums, taken after making a transaction. To describe such change when it is in one's pocket or lying around, the term mărunțiș is preferred.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

rest c

  1. (plural only) remainder, rest (what remains)
  2. (mathematics) remainder
  3. leftover

Declension

Verb

rest

  1. supine of resa.
  2. past participle of resa.

Anagrams

  • ters

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse hreistr.

Noun

rest m

  1. fish scales
Related terms
  • res

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rísta (pret. reist).

Verb

rest

  1. to plough
  2. to carve

Noun

rest m

  1. a plough

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RESSENTIMENT, a feeling of resentment and hostility accompanied by the lack of means to express or act upon it.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)