Definition of Rest on
1. Verb. Rest on for support. "You can lean on me if you get tired"
2. Verb. Be based on; of theories and claims, for example. "What's this new evidence based on?"
Generic synonyms: Depend On, Depend Upon, Devolve On, Hinge On, Hinge Upon, Ride, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Owe
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rest On
Literary usage of Rest on
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"... and arrived there at threo and a half o'clock AM, received my instructions, which were that the left ot my line should rest on the right of General ..."
2. The Saints' Everlasting Rest: Or, A Treatise on the Blessed State of the by Richard Baxter (1872)
"Indeed we may rest on earth, as the ark is said to have rested in the midst of ... Whenever thou talkest of a rest on earth, it is like Peter on the mount, ..."
3. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"My child, thou art gone to the home of thy rest, On Death ... S. О were my love t " The passing moment's all we rest on ! " rest on—for what ? what do we ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1845)
"... that the guilt of schism must rest on the majority, for continuing steadfast to what had been the common principles of all.* A schism took place, ..."