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Entering vs Rest - What's the difference?

entering | rest |

As nouns the difference between entering and rest

is that entering is action of the verb to (enter) while rest is prison.

As a verb entering

is .




  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}


    (en noun)
  • action of the verb to (enter)
  • Derived terms

    * breaking and entering



    (wikipedia rest)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . Related to (l).


  • (uncountable, of a person or animal) Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep.
  • I need to get a good rest tonight; I was up late last night.
    The sun sets, and the workers go to their rest .
  • (countable) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.
  • We took a rest at the top of the hill to get our breath back.
  • (uncountable) Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility.
  • It was nice to have a rest from the phone ringing when I unplugged it for a while.
  • * Bible, Judges iii. 30
  • And the land had rest fourscore years.
  • (uncountable, of an object or concept) A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion.
  • The boulder came to rest just behind the house after rolling down the mountain.
    The ocean was finally at rest .
    Now that we're all in agreement, we can put that issue to rest .
  • (euphemistic, uncountable) A final position after death.
  • She was laid to rest in the village cemetery.
  • (music, countable) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.
  • Remember there's a rest at the end of the fourth bar.
  • (music, countable) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music.
  • (physics, uncountable) Absence of motion.
  • The body's centre of gravity may affect its state of rest .
  • (snooker, countable) A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of a cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach.
  • Higgins can't quite reach the white with his cue, so he'll be using the rest .
  • (countable) Any object designed to be used to support something else.
  • She put the phone receiver back in its rest .
    He placed his hands on the arm rests of the chair.
  • A projection from the right side of the cuirass of armour, serving to support the lance.
  • * Dryden
  • their visors closed, their lances in the rest
  • A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
  • * J. H. Newman
  • halfway houses and travellers' rests
  • * Milton
  • in dust our final rest , and native home
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xii. 9
  • Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you.
  • (poetry) A short pause in reading poetry; a caesura.
  • The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
  • * Abbott
  • An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests .
  • (dated) A set or game at tennis.
  • Synonyms
    * (sleep) sleep, slumber * (relief from exertion) break, repose, time off * (freedom from trouble) peace, quiet, roo, silence, stillness, tranquility * (repose afforded by death) peace * (object designed to be used to support something else) cradle (of a telephone ), support
    * motion * activity
    * bridge
    * (object designed to be used to support something else) arm rest, elbow rest, foot rest, head rest, leg rest, neck rest, wrist rest * (pause of specified length in a piece of music) breve rest, demisemiquaver rest, hemidemisemiquaver rest, minim rest, quaver rest, semibreve rest, semiquaver rest
    Derived terms
    * arm rest * at rest * bed rest * breve rest * chin rest * crotchet rest * day of rest * demisemiquaver rest * elbow rest * foot rest * gun rest * head rest * hemidemisemiquaver rest * incisal rest * lay to rest * leg rest * minim rest * neck rest * parade rest * put to rest * quarter rest * quaver rest * rest area * rest day * rest energy * rest home * rest mass * rest period * rest position * rest stop * restful * restless * restroom * semibreve rest * semiquaver rest * tool rest/tool-rest * whole rest * wolffian rest * wrist rest

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxiii. 12
  • Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest .
  • To come to a pause or an end; end.
  • To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed.
  • * Milton
  • There rest , if any rest can harbour there.
  • (intransitive, transitive, reflexive) To be or to put into a state of rest.
  • * 1485 , Sir (Thomas Malory), (w, Le Morte d'Arthur) , Book X:
  • And thereby at a pryory they rested them all nyght.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 29, author=Jon Smith, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers , passage=With the north London derby to come at the weekend, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp opted to rest many of his key players, although he brought back Aaron Lennon after a month out through injury.}}
  • To stay, remain, be situated.
  • (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To lean, lie, or lay.
  • A column rests on its pedestal.
  • (intransitive, transitive, legal, US) To complete one's active advocacy in a trial or other proceeding, and thus to wait for the outcome (however, one is still generally available to answer questions, etc.)
  • To sleep; slumber.
  • To lie dormant.
  • To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead.
  • To rely or depend on.
  • * Dryden
  • On him I rested , after long debate, / And not without considering, fixed fate.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.
  • To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
  • * Addison
  • to rest in Heaven's determination
    * relax * (give rest to) relieve * (stop working) have a breather, pause, take a break, take time off, take time out * (be situated) be, lie, remain, reside, stay * lay, lean, place, put * lean, lie
    * (lie down and take repose) sleep, nap
    Derived terms
    * rest assured * rest in peace/RIP * rest on one's laurels

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m) from (etyl) ).


  • (label) That which remains.
  • Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
  • * (w) (1635–1699)
  • Plato and the rest of the philosophers
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Armed like the rest , the Trojan prince appears.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=11 , passage=The rest of us were engaged in various occupations: Mr. Trevor relating experiences of steamboat days on the Ohio to Mrs. Cooke; Miss Trevor buried in a serial in the Century; and Farrar and I taking an inventory of the fishing-tackle, when we were startled by a loud and profane ejaculation.}}
  • A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the (Bank of England), the balance of assets above liabilities.
  • Synonyms
    * remainder * lave
    Derived terms
    * all the rest


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To remain.
  • Etymology 4

    Aphetic form of (m).


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To arrest.
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