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rest (center) equivalent to the duration of an eighth note

rest 1

a. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep: The hikers stopped for a rest.
b. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep: Get plenty of rest before the race.
c. The repose of death: eternal rest.
d. Mental or emotional calm: The news put my mind at rest.
2. The state of being motionless; the absence of motion: The car accelerates quickly from a state of rest.
3. The condition of being settled or resolved: a remark that put the matter to rest.
4. Music
a. An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
b. The mark or symbol indicating such a pause and its length.
5. A short pause in a line of poetry; a caesura.
6. A device used as a support: a back rest.
7. Games See bridge1.
v. rest·ed, rest·ing, rests
a. To cease motion, work, or activity, especially in order to become refreshed: The laborers rested in the shade.
b. To lie down and sleep: rested for an hour on the couch.
a. To be in or come to a motionless state: The can rolled along, finally resting when it hit the curb.
b. To be located or be in a specified place: The manuscript rests in the museum.
c. To be fixed or directed on something: His gaze rested on the necklace.
d. To be unchanged or unresolved: After arguing for an hour, we let the matter rest.
a. To be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit: The ladder rests firmly against the tree.
b. To be imposed or vested, as a responsibility or burden: The final decision rests with the chairperson.
c. To depend or rely: That argument rests on a false assumption.
4. Law To complete the main presentation of one's portion of a legal case: The defense rests.
1. To cause or allow to be inactive or relaxed so as to regain energy: The coach rested his best players. I rested my eyes before studying.
2. To place, lay, or lean, as for support or repose: rested the rake against the fence.
3. To base or ground: I rested my conclusion on that fact.
4. To fix or direct (the gaze, for example).
5. Law To complete the main presentation of (one's portion of a case): The prosecutor was not ready to rest her case.
at rest
a. Asleep.
b. Dead.
2. Motionless; inactive.
3. Free from anxiety or distress.
lay/put to rest
1. To bury (a dead body); inter.
2. To resolve or settle (an issue, for example): The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

rest′er n.

rest 2

1. The part that is left over after something has been removed; remainder.
2. That or those remaining: The beginning was boring, but the rest was interesting. The rest are arriving later.
intr.v. rest·ed, rest·ing, rests
1. To be or continue to be; remain: Rest assured that we will finish on time.
2. To remain or be left over.

[Middle English, from Old French reste, from rester, to remain, from Latin restāre, to stay behind : re-, re- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

rest 3

A support for a lance on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor.

[Middle English reste, short for areste, a stopping, holding, from Old French, from arester, to stop; see arrest.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rester - a person who rests
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
sleeper, slumberer - a rester who is sleeping
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L'IRT a arrache un point precieux dans le fief du Raja a Casablanca au terme d'un match a huis clos (1-1) pour rester en tete du classement avec 37 points a 2 longueurs de son rival du jour, le Raja (2 e / 35 pts).
J'aimerais donc rester ici jusqu'a ce que tout soit entierement termine, pour sortir et pour que la vie reprenne son cours.
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Il est vrai que la rencontre a ete difficile mais nous avions la possibilite de les battre [beaucoup plus grand que], a deplore le capitaine des Crabes, avant de poursuivre : [beaucoup moins que] Desormais, il faut rester confiants, en prevision du match retour.
Je suis plus a l'aise mais je vais encore rester vigilant", a declare le gouverneur de la Banque centrale de Tunisie, Chedly Ayari, dans une interview a l'agence Reuters.
Ce n'est pas de leur faute et ils ne devraient pas en souffrir", a declare le depute democrate Elijah Cummings, en faisant allusion aux employes federaux forces de rester chez eux a cause du bras de fer qui oppose les republicains a l'Administration Obama.
beaucoup plus grand que] Affichant son intention de se rendre a Grenoble [beaucoup moins que]pour faire un coup[beaucoup plus grand que] - [beaucoup moins que]il vaut mieux, sinon il faudrait autant rester a Paris[beaucoup plus grand que] a-t-il plaisante -, Pape a aussi souligne que cette entree en matiere[beaucoup moins que]pourrait conditionner le reste[beaucoup plus grand que].
Le Ministre de l'Interieur a dit qu'il ya une grande cooperation entre l'interieur et de l'Etat de Khartoum pour securiser la capitale et a souligne que Khartoum serait rester en securite confirmant que la securite une priorite absolue.
Bien que le depart soit officiellement prevu pour le 19 juillet, nous incitons les participants a rester quelques jours supplementaires afin de profiter des plaisirs qu'offre l'Ile-du-Prince-Edouard en ete.
Inspector James Wood, who was in the car at the time of the alleged incident, told the court: "Chief Inspector For rester made a comment that we shouldn't have come on the road we'd taken at that time in the morning.
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England squad - forwards: S Borthwick, A Brown, G Chuter, M Corry, L Dallaglio, L Deacon, J For rester, P Freshwater, D Grewcock, C Jones, M Lund, L Mears, L Moody, P Sanderson, S Shaw, A Sheri dan, M Stevens, S Thompson, J White, J Worsley.