lay to rest


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Verb1.lay to rest - place in a grave or tomb; "Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square"; "The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids"; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"
lay, put down, repose - put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
Translations
uložit do hrobu
begrave
eltemetik
leggja til hinstu hvíldar, jarîsetja
uložiť do hrobu

rest1

(rest) noun
1. a (usually short) period of not working etc after, or between periods of, effort; (a period of) freedom from worries etc. Digging the garden is hard work – let's stop for a rest; Let's have/take a rest; I need a rest from all these problems – I'm going to take a week's holiday.
2. sleep. He needs a good night's rest.
3. something which holds or supports. a book-rest; a headrest on a car seat.
4. a state of not moving. The machine is at rest.
verb
1. to (allow to) stop working etc in order to get new strength or energy. We've been walking for four hours – let's stop and rest; Stop reading for a minute and rest your eyes; Let's rest our legs.
2. to sleep; to lie or sit quietly in order to get new strength or energy, or because one is tired. Mother is resting at the moment.
3. to (make or allow to) lean, lie, sit, remain etc on or against something. Her head rested on his shoulder; He rested his hand on her arm; Her gaze rested on the jewels.
4. to relax, be calm etc. I will never rest until I know the murderer has been caught.
5. to (allow to) depend on. Our hopes now rest on him, since all else has failed.
6. (with with) (of a duty etc) to belong to. The choice rests with you.
ˈrestful adjective
1. bringing rest. a restful holiday.
2. (of colours, music etc) causing a person to feel calm and relaxed. Some people find blue a restful colour; After a hard day's work, I like to listen to some restful music.
3. relaxed. at rest: The patient seems more restful now.
ˈrestfully adverb
ˈrestfulness noun
ˈrestless adjective
1. always moving; showing signs of worry, boredom, impatience etc. a restless child; He's been doing the same job for years now and he's beginning to get restless.
2. during which a person does not sleep. a restless night.
ˈrestlessly adverb
ˈrestlessness noun
ˈrest-room noun
(American) a toilet in a theatre, factory etc.
at rest
free from pain, worry etc.
come to rest
to stop moving. The ball came to rest under a tree.
lay to rest
to bury (someone) in a grave.
let the matter rest
to stop discussing etc a matter.
rest assured
to be certain. You may rest assured that we will take your views into consideration.
set someone's mind at rest
to take away a person's worries about something.
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So today we finally lay to rest the skipper, by the lake and close to some of his friends, " Anthony Robinson, his time keeper, told the congregation.
The report acknowledged that "even if full access to archives were granted, this would not necessarily lay to rest all of the questions surrounding the role of the Holy See and the Holocaust.
Not only does this settlement lay to rest litigation against Drexel and Milken, thereby helping to bring the curtain down on an unprecedented era of financial speculation of the 1980's, but the use of the global class action also represents a novel innovation in complex litigation.