Definition of Rest period

1. Noun. A pause for relaxation. "People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Exact synonyms: Relief, Respite, Rest
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermission, Interruption, Pause, Suspension
Specialized synonyms: Breath, Breather, Breathing Place, Breathing Space, Breathing Spell, Breathing Time
Derivative terms: Rest, Rest

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rest Period

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

Literary usage of Rest period

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

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"However, aside from the effects of a rest-period, seeds may ... The cause of the rest-period and the specific effects of the rest-period-breaking agents on ..."

2. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons (1916)
"In addition to the noon rest period a few employers have voluntarily granted ... In the chocolate and confectionery industry a second rest period of fifteen ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"rest period and quiescence are terms which describe the two phases of the dormant ... The internal factors which prevent growth during the rest period are ..."

4. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews (1920)
"In the chocolate and confectionery industry a second rest period of fifteen minutes in addition to the noon rest must be allowed if the working day is ..."

5. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"The no-rest period tubers, when planted, produced one- stalked plants, indicating the germination and growth of one bud. 5. Plants grown from the no-rest ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"The left hands show a loss decreasing inversely with the length of the rest period. The left hand thus responds less clearly to the favorable condition of a ..."

7. Plant Physiology: With Special Reference to Plant Production by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1911)
"Persistence of the rest period in temperate regions. — Owing to the periodic production of the terminal bud, the shedding of the leaves, and the passage of ..."

8. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1898)
"The third rest period, however, did not suffice for recovery from fatigue. ... The rest period is shown to be too long, and one loses both in practice ..."

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