Definition of Lay to rest

1. Verb. Place in a grave or tomb. "Sam cannot lay to rest Sue "; "My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday"

Exact synonyms: Bury, Entomb, Inhume, Inter
Generic synonyms: Lay, Put Down, Repose
Derivative terms: Burial, Entombment, Inhumation, Interment

Definition of Lay to rest

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To bury one who has died. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lay To Rest

lay open
lay out
lay over
lay person
lay preacher
lay preachers
lay reader
lay readers
lay rubber
lay siege
lay speaker
lay speakers
lay the groundwork
lay the smack down
lay to rest (current term)
lay up
lay waste
lay waste to
lay witness

Literary usage of Lay to rest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament by Ethelbert William Bullinger (1908)
"... to put or lay to rest, quiet down, cause to rest, implying a final rest. 1. Matt. xi. 28. | a. Heb. ¡т. 8. REST (TAKE) (see above, 2fo. 1. ..."

2. Greek Verbs, Irregular and Defective: Their Forms, Meaning, and Quantity by William Veitch (1848)
"The forms which signify ' lay to rest,' viz. г'ХЕ^а, Xé^o/iœ/, ..."

3. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"... to cease from labour; to be satisfied, to acquiesce ; to lean, to be supported ; tobe left, to remain. To lay to rest ; to place as on a support. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"To REPOSE, (re-poze') ra To lay to rest; to place as in confidence or trust; to lodge ; to lay up. ..."

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