from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. In a state of inactivity or rest.
  • adj. Dead.
  • adj. Botany Dormant. Used especially of spores that germinate after a prolonged period.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of rest; repose; inactivity; reliance; confidence.
  • n. A place where one can rest; a resting-place.
  • n. A pause; a break; an interlude.
  • adj. That which rests; that which is not in action or in the process of growth.
  • adj. Unemployed.
  • adj. Remaining; stationary.
  • v. Present participle of rest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from rest, v. t. & i.


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