Definition for REST

REST, n.2 [Fr. reste, from rester, to remain, L. resto.]

  1. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder. Religion gives part of its reward in hand, the present comfort of having done our duty, and for the rest, it offers us the best security that Heaven can give. – Tillotson.
  2. Others; proposition or description. [In this sense, rest is a noun, but with a singular termination expressing plurality.] Plato and the rest of the philosophers. – Stillingfleet. Arm'd like the rest, the Trojan prince appears. – Dryden. The election hath obtained, it and the rest were blinded. – Rom. xi.

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