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  • 1 rest — I. /rɛst / (say rest) noun 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labour: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies,… …

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  • 2 rest — rest1 rester, n. /rest/, n. 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, esp. from anything that wearies, troubles, or… …

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  • 3 rest — I [[t]rɛst[/t]] n. 1) the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep 2) refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor 3) relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc 4) a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity… …

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  • 4 Rest — Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe …

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  • 5 Rest house — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …

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  • 6 rest — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. cease, abstain, or be relieved from exertion, action, movement, or employment; be tranquil. 2 intr. be still or asleep, esp. to refresh oneself or recover strength. 3 tr. give relief or repose to; allow to rest (a chair to… …

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  • 7 To set one's rest — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …

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  • 8 To set up one's rest — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …

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  • 9 ease — I. n. 1. Rest, repose, quiescence. 2. Quiet, quietude, quietness, tranquillity, peace, content, contentment. 3. Facility, easiness, readiness. 4. Freedom, flexibility, freedom from stiffness or harshness or forcedness, lightness, naturalness. 5.… …

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  • 10 ease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. comfort, luxury; rest, repose; content, enjoyment, complacency; relief; leisure, convenience; facility, readiness, expertness; unconstraint, naturalness. See pleasure, elegance. v. mitigate, lessen,… …

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  • 11 rest1 — [rest] n. 〚ME < OE, akin to Ger rast < IE base * ere , *rē , rest > Gr erōē, rest (from battle), OE row, Ger ruhe, rest, quiet, Goth razn, house〛 1. a) peace, ease, and refreshment as produced by sleep …

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  • 12 rest1 — [rest] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger rast < IE base * ere , *rē , rest > Gr erōē, rest (from battle), OE row, Ger ruhe, rest, quiet, Goth razn, house] 1. a) peace, ease, and refreshment as produced by sleep b) sleep or repose, or a period of… …

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  • 13 Christian burial — Ascension Parish burial ground, Cambridge, UK. A Christian burial is the burial of a deceased person with specifically Christian ecclesiastical rites; typically, in consecrated ground. Until recent times Christians generally objected to cremation …

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  • 14 comfort — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. luxury; ease, coziness; enjoyment, satisfaction; solace, consolation; cheer, air. See pleasure, relief, content. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A state of ease] Syn. contentment, ease, well being, rest, quiet …

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  • 15 At ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …

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  • 16 Chapel of ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …

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  • 17 Ease — ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment. [Obs.] [1913… …

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  • 18 Ill at ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …

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  • 19 To stand at ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …

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  • 20 With ease — Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.… …

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