rest area
noun Date: 1971 an area adjacent to a highway at which restrooms and refreshments are usually available

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rest area — Rest stop redirects here. For the film, see Rest Stop (film). For the Stephen King story, see Rest Stop (short story). Lay by redirects here. For the form of installment purchase, see Layaway. Rest area on northbound Interstate 81 at milepost 262 …   Wikipedia

  • rest area — rest .area n especially AmE a place near a road where you can stop and rest, go to the toilet etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rest area — rest ,area noun count AMERICAN a place beside a highway where drivers can stop and get food, use the bathrooms, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rest area — noun designated paved area beside a main road where cars can stop temporarily • Syn: ↑pull off, ↑rest stop, ↑layby, ↑lay by • Hypernyms: ↑area * * * noun, pl ⋯ eas [count] US : an area next to a highway where people can stop to rest, use the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest area — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rest area : singular rest area plural rest areas American a place beside a motorway where drivers can stop and get food, use the toilets etc …   English dictionary

  • rest area — noun Rest area is used after these nouns: ↑highway …   Collocations dictionary

  • rest area — area located near a major highway where travelers can stop and take a rest from driving (often includes bathrooms, restaurant, gasoline, telephones, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rest area — rest areas see rest stop …   English dictionary

  • rest area — the prepared surface of a tooth or fixed restoration into which the rest fits, giving support to a removable partial denture. Called also rest seat …   Medical dictionary

  • rest area — noun A place on the interstate where one can stop to use the restroom, rest or do other things …   Wiktionary

  • rest area — noun (C) especially AmE a place near a road where you can stop and rest, go to the toilet etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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