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A stubborn horse.


  1. Obstinate reluctance or indisposition to move.
  2. Obstinate unwillingness. – Bacon.

RE-STINC'TION, n. [L. restinctio, restinguo; re and extinguo.]

The act of quenching or extinguishing.

REST'ING, ppr.

Ceasing to move or act; ceasing to be moved or agitated; lying; leaning; standing; depending or relying.


A place for rest.

RE-STIN'GUISH, v.t. [L. restinguo; re and extinguo.]

To quench or extinguish. – Field.

RES'TI-TUTE, v.t. [L. restituo; re and statuo, to set.]

To restore to a former state. [Not used.] – Dyer.

RES-TI-TU'TION, n. [L. restitutio.]

  1. The act of returning or restoring to a person some thing or right of which he has been unjustly deprived; as, the restitution of ancient rights to the crown. – Spenser. Restitution is made by restoring a specific thing taken away or lost.
  2. The act of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage or injury; indemnification. He restitution to the value makes. – Sandys.
  3. The act of recovering a former state or posture. [Unusual.] – Grew. Restitution of all things, the putting the world in a holy and happy state. – Acts iii.


One who makes restitution. [Little used.]


REST'LESS, a. [from rest; Sax. restleas.]

  1. Unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child.
  2. Being without sleep; uneasy. Restless he pass'd the remnant of the night. – Dryden.
  3. Passed in unquietness; as, the patient has had a restless night.
  4. Uneasy; unquiet; not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; as, a restless prince; restless ambition; restless passions.
  5. Uneasy; turbulent; as, restless subjects.
  6. Unsettled; disposed to wander or to change place or condition. Restless at home, and ever prone to range. – Dryden.


Without rest; unquietly. When the mind casts and turns itself restlessly from one thing to another. – South.


  1. Uneasiness; unquietness; a state of disturbance or agitation, either of body or mind.
  2. Want of sleep or rest; uneasiness. – Harvey.
  3. Motion; agitation; as, the restlessness of the magnetic needle. – Boyle.

RE-STOR-A-BLE, a. [from restore.]

That may be restored to a former good condition; as, restorable land. – Swift.


State of being restorable.


Restitution. [Not in use.] – Barrow.

RES-TO-RA'TION, n. [Fr. restauration; L. restauro.]

  1. The act of replacing in a former state. Behold the different climes agree, / Rejoicing in thy restoration. – Dryden. So we speak of the restoration of a man to his office, or to a good standing in society.
  2. Renewal; revival; re-establishment; as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war; the restoration of a declining commerce.
  3. Recovery; renewal of health and soundness; as, restoration from sickness or from insanity.
  4. Recovery from a lapse or any bad state; as, the restoration of man from apostasy.
  5. In theology, universal restoration, the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God, to a state of happiness; universal salvation.
  6. In England, the return of King Charles II. in 1660, and the re-establishment of monarchy.


That has power to renew strength and vigor. – Encyc.


A medicine efficacious in restoring strength and vigor, or in recruiting the vital powers. – Arbuthnot.


In a manner or degree that tends to renew strength or vigor.


Restorative. [Bad.]

RE-STORE, v.t.1 [Fr. restaurer; It. restaurare; Sp. and Port. restaurar; L. restauro. This is a compound of re and the root of store, story, history. The primary sense is to set, to lay or to throw, as in Gr. στερεος, solid.]

  1. To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. We restore lost or stolen goods to the owner. Now therefore restore to the man his wife. – Gen. xx.
  2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place. Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. – Gen. xl.
  3. To bring back. The father banish'd virtue shall restore. – Dryden.
  4. To bring back or recover from lapse, degeneracy, declension or ruin to its former state. … Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore it, and regain the blissful seat. – Milton. Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions. – Prior.
  5. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease. His hand was restored whole like as the other. – Matt. xii.
  6. To make restitution or satisfaction for a thing taken, by returning something else, or something of different value. He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. – Exod. xxii.
  7. To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. – Ps. lxix.
  8. To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. – Dan. ix.
  9. To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life. Whose son he had restored to life. – 2 Kings viii.
  10. To return or bring back after absence. – Heb. xiii.
  11. To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life. – Gal. vi.
  12. To renew or re-establish after interruption; as, peace is restored. Friendship between the parties is restored.
  13. To recover or renew, as passages of an author obscured or corrupted; as, to restore the true reading.

RE'-STORE, v.t.2 [re and store.]

To store again. The goods taken out were re-stored.


Returned; brought back; retrieved; recovered; cured; renewed; re-established.


The act of restoring; restoration. [Not used.] – Brown.