Definition of Rest on

1. Verb. Rest on for support. "You can lean on me if you get tired"

Exact synonyms: Lean Against, Lean On
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch

2. Verb. Be based on; of theories and claims, for example. "What's this new evidence based on?"
Exact synonyms: Build On, Build Upon, Repose On
Generic synonyms: Depend On, Depend Upon, Devolve On, Hinge On, Hinge Upon, Ride, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Owe

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rest On

rest area
rest bite
rest day
rest energy
rest his soul
rest home
rest homes
rest house
rest in peace
rest jaw relation
rest nitrogen
rest on (current term)
rest on one's laurels
rest pain
rest period
rest position
rest relation
rest room
rest seat
rest stop
rest vertical dimension

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, ..."

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