Definition of At rest

1. Adjective. In a state of repose or especially sleep.

Similar to: Asleep

2. Adjective. Dead. "Our dear departed friend"
Exact synonyms: Asleep, At Peace, Deceased, Departed, Gone
Language type: Euphemism
Similar to: Dead
Derivative terms: Departed

Definition of At rest

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) not moving; stationary ¹

2. Adjective. (euphemistic) dead ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of At Rest

at night
at no time
at odds
at odds(p)
at once
at one
at one's fingertips
at one time
at one with
at pains
at peace
at peace(p)
at peace with
at present
at random
at rest (current term)
at rest(a)
at rest(p)
at school
at sea
at sea(p)
at sight
at sign
at signs
at sixes and sevens
at some point
at someone's service
at stake
at symbol
at symbols

Literary usage of At rest

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1875)
"-Briséis—5th August to September ; not uncommon ; at sugar and at rest -parta—2oth July to September ; common ; at rest and sugar. ..."

2. Astronomy by Joseph Norman Lockyer (1874)
"THE EARTH IS NOT at rest. 23. The Earth, then, with its surface of land and water, is a great globe, so big that supposing there were a road all round it ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1908)
"Is it possible for the same thing to be at the same time, and in the same part of it, at rest and in motion? Certainly not. Let us come to a still more ..."

4. Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1836)
"And, accordingly, neither do " the wicked" here " cease from troubling," ncr can "the weary be at rest." The pain of cure must, then, be endured by every ..."

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