There are 2 main translations of rest in Spanish

: rest1rest2

rest1

descansar, v.

Pronunciation /rɛst//rɛst/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(relax)

      descansar
      don't disturb him: he's resting no lo molestes, que está descansando
      • he could not rest until he knew she was safe no se tranquilizó hasta saber que estaba a salvo
      • since the Broadway show I've been resting desde la actuación en Broadway no he trabajado
      • I woke up from my sleep well rested and a little better tempered.
      • The purpose of the holiday at the end of the year is to rest up and chill out after a busy competitive season.
      • I am going to rest up today in preparation for the upcoming working week, and catch up on reading your blogs.
      • He agreed to stay at the castle to be waited upon hand and foot and to rest up for their return to the Tower.
      • Pain may be experienced not only during movement but also while resting.
      • Noisy dogs keep people from concentrating, resting or sleeping.
      • When resting or sleeping, sea otters float on their backs and wrap themselves in kelp to keep from drifting.
      • After we finished off the pot of tea, she told us we should probably rest up from our journey.
      • I awoke the next night, feeling relaxed and rested, after a calm night, and a dreamless sleep.
      • Despite the scare, she's determined to rest up and get herself out to the village to visit our athletes.
      • I felt a little weary when I'd eaten, and had a short afternoon nap to rest up.
      • He said his drive was far too long and he needed to rest up before the next morning.
      • I flopped back onto the moth-eaten sofa, glad to rest for a moment.
      • You should return to dry land rested, relaxed and restored.
      • This was the day when it all caught up on me and I needed to rest up a little.
      • You'll wake up rested, relaxed and ready to take on the day.
      • It afforded the inhabitants peace of mind while they slept or rested.
      • Some individuals rested or slept in the back of the enclosure, while others appeared to wait nervously for us to leave.
      • He then rested, not sleeping, simply regaining strength.
      • I was feeling heavy and tired and would have had to rest up anyway.

    • 1.2literary (lie buried)

      descansar literary
      may she rest in peace que en paz descanse
      • Following Mass on Thursday, Helen was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
      • Tutankhamun's mummy rested in his tomb for more than 3,000 years until, early in November 1922, its peace was shattered when the tomb was opened by the British archaeologist Howard Carter.
      • After Requiem Mass on Monday, Tom was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
      • As his body was laid to rest, six Royal Marines fired a volley of three shots followed by a rendering of the Last Post by a bugler.
      • Luke said with a frown, his blue eyes finally resting on the table in front of him.
      • Emmanuel looked around the room and caught sight of the pistols; his eyes rested on the weapons, and he pointed to them.
      • Her body now rests in the graveyard.
      • The film ends with the body of Christ laid to rest in the burial cave.
      • The body rests among greenery, a symbol of life and rejuvenation.
      • He scanned the bushes and his eyes rested upon a wisp of red at the base of a bush.
      • His body rests in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, a small chantry chapel adjoining the north choir aisle and only completed in 1969.
      • Following Mass, Mary was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery beside her husband.
      • He rests in the graveyard of Wesley’s Chapel on City Road in London, which he had formally opened in 1778.
      • Isis looked long at the sarcophagus, if the legends were true the body of Osiris rested in the stone structure in front of her.
      • The Queen's Chapel is a grand and fitting place for the Queen Mother's body to rest in tranquil surroundings.
      • Her execution was swift and her body was laid to rest in the Chapel of St Vincula at the Tower of London.
      • My eyes came to rest upon a girl with short, strawberry blonde hair that hung just past her chin and was pulled back over her ear with a dragonfly clip.
      • His body was conveyed to Paris, and now rests in the cemetery of Père la Chaise.
      • His eyes rested on the wall next to their bed that grew a brighter shade of white with the increasing morning sunlight.
      • The saint rests in his tomb and also in immediately accessible reliquaries to the left of the royal doors of the icon screen.

  • 2

    • 2.1(be supported)

      to rest on sth
      • his head rested on my shoulder tenía la cabeza recostada en / apoyada sobre mi hombro
      • her hand resting on the Bible con la mano sobre la Biblia
      • the structure rests on eight massive pillars la estructura descansa sobre ocho columnas gigantescas
      • a heavy responsibility rests on him una gran responsabilidad pesa sobre sus hombros
      • to rest against sth
      • the broom was resting against the wall la escoba estaba apoyada contra la pared
      • His chin rested comfortably on the top of her head.
      • I know this because my chin now rested on her shoulder, my arms draped loosely around her waist.
      • John had his knees drawn up halfway to his chest and his arms were resting on the top of them.
      • Half-slouched, her elbow rested gingerly on the thin armrest, with her head propped up with her hand.
      • He took a defensive position, one hand resting by my thigh and the other on his hip as he stared straight back at me.
      • One arm hung limply at her side while the other rested on the hilt of her sword.
      • His right hand rested lightly on her shoulder, but no smile touched upon his lips.
      • Her head rested lightly on his chest like a child to a father.
      • She walks forward, her staff resting in the crook of her arm.
      • He didn't rise when Hunter entered; he stayed in the cross legged position, his hands resting comfortably on his knees.
      • Meaning I was facing him with my forehead resting against his chest.
      • Start from an almost flat position with hands resting behind head and elbows out to the sides.
      • Instead he was sitting directly at his open window, his chin resting against his hands, which were propped on the sill.
      • He has his elbow resting up on the arm part of the couch and his hand is holding his head up.
      • He was leaning over in the chair, elbows resting casually on his knees.
      • Hakkana grinned and plopped down on a bench, her arms resting in her lap.
      • For all other rifle events in the standing position, the rifle rests against the shoulder and the left arm can be supported on the chest or hip.
      • He stared blindly out the window, his chin resting in the palm of his right hand, arm propped on his desk.
      • Her hand was comfortably resting on his shoulder.

    • 2.2to rest on(be based, depend)

      (argument/theory) estar basado en
      (argument/theory) basarse en
      (argument/theory) descansar sobre
      now everything rests on their goodwill ahora todo depende de su buena voluntad
      • The government's authority rests upon the popular mandate, established through the party political system of manifestos and public debate.
      • His fame rests on his Annals and his Histories which related events from the death of Augustus to the Flavian period.
      • This confidence rests on the fact that a broad consensus of support exists for such conduct within the ruling elite.
      • If it is to allow diverse citizens to hammer out a common way of life, this state cannot rest upon traditional bases of loyalty such as kinship or creed.
      • The programme's effectiveness rests on the evidence based treatment of newly identified patients.
      • Our current knowledge base rests on small studies and special surveillance systems, with a few examples of survey data.
      • Though his book is not based on extensive archival research, it does rest upon 30 years of reflection and synthesis by an extraordinarily bright and well-read military historian.
      • His idea of attrition was based on material deprivation; today's rests on abundance.
      • But his work rests on a model of science whose power relies on separation from society.
      • Thus the moral/legal element in scripture (the halacha) rests upon a narrative base (the agada).
      • The EU draft Constitution rests upon the premise that power is assumed and concentrated in the Government and thus, flows from the top down.
      • In other words, Churchill recognized that power rests upon dependence.
      • That ground of democracy and freedom is what our society rests upon more than anything else, and we must resist the temptation to undermine it in the face of the fear and uncertainty that events like this generate.
      • The revenue base for this system rests upon a simple proposition - that consumers have no close substitute for the use of the land - based, wireline, circuit - switched, telephone system.
      • The diagnosis thus rests upon vague criteria, of doubtful validity; but it makes sense, more or less, in practice.
      • Such metaphors have at their base the idea of a moral right that rests upon the addition of man's labor to nature.
      • This enables a less dogmatic argument which rests upon the unresolved dialectical tension between an approach which is very speculative and theoretical, and another which is stylistically more factual.
      • Well, speaking as a college instructor, my entire work rests upon the illusion that students are adults, capable of rational thought and analysis of the world around them.
      • Classification seems to me to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.
      • The current regime of the president rests upon a fearsome security apparatus.

    • 2.3to rest on(stop)

      (eyes/gaze) detenerse sobre
      (eyes/gaze) posarse sobre literary
      • It immediately dissolved itself and it was expected that the matter would rest there.
      • I think that the matter might have rested there if it were not for the fact that many schools, and their teachers and students, felt cheated.
      • Because the vote has been taken, and the Speaker has agreed to it, the matter rests there.
      • The Minister has undertaken to look into the matter; I think the matter must rest there.
      • The developers lodged an appeal but later withdrew it, and there matters appeared to rest.
      • She promised to ring back, I left my number once more, and there the matter rested.
      • If any one out there can lay this matter to rest we would ask them to please do so.
      • So far as the Newsletter is concerned, I think it is probably best to let the matter rest for the time being.
      • He said the article was in ‘poor taste,’ and that it was time to let the matter rest.
      • There the matter might have rested, but for the significance that has recently been attached to the assault.
      • After all, surely this organisation could put the matter to rest once and for all.
      • The complainant let the matter rest at that point, happy with publication of the letter.
      • If the matter rested there, I would have no difficulty in accepting this.
      • There this matter might have rested if it were not for a potential medical crisis that is feared by some doctors.
      • I do not believe that the matter should rest there, because there is an honourable course of action.

  • 3

    • 3.1(be responsibility of)

      to rest with sb recaer sobre algn
      • it rests with us to decide la decisión es responsabilidad nuestra
      • The responsibility for speeding traffic rests with the guards.
      • The legal responsibility for the charges announced this week may stop with the commanding officer named in the indictment, but the moral responsibility rests with those who chose to go to war.
      • This will be discussed with the patient's family, but the ultimate decision rests with the consultant.
      • If there is a crime, the moral responsibility rests with the leadership, but a member of the leadership cannot be held personally responsible.
      • The ultimate responsibility rests with those who refuse to change racist structures and policies.
      • In keeping with the international approach, primary responsibility for operational security rests with the port facilities and ships themselves.
      • Ultimate responsibility rests with the board, which was doubled from six members to 12.
      • The ultimate responsibility for screening newborns rests with the attending physician.
      • Responsibility rests with us all to make the system work.
      • The responsibility to take immediate action to improve farm incomes rests with the incoming government.
      • Responsibility for enforcing the policies rests with the individual transport companies.
      • We take the view that the responsibility rests with parents to make choices as to what their children learn and where they learn - at a pre-school, at a school, or at home.
      • Legally the responsibility for a gravestone rests with the family of the deceased but it would be an impossible task to trace relatives of people who died decades ago.
      • Educational responsibility rests with parents and not with the state.
      • But primary responsibility rests with the leadership.
      • Some of the responsibility rests with the players.
      • Of course, ultimate responsibility for the matter rests with the mayor, they said.
      • As I said in my recent letter to members, the responsibility for change rests with all of us.
      • The responsibility for my own happiness rests with me alone.
      • The Convention makes clear that the primary responsibility for implementation rests with the member states themselves.

    • 3.2

      the prosecution/defense rests ha terminado el alegato del fiscal/de la defensa
      • The District Attorney said last week that the prosecution would rest today.
      • Both the defence and prosecution rested in the fifth day of the trial after Jones testified against him for a second time.
      • Prosecution rested, you rested and the jury went out and came back.


transitive verb

  • 1

    (relax)
    descansar
    I stopped for a while to rest my feet/eyes paré un rato para descansar los pies/ojos
    • we stopped to rest the horses paramos para que descansaran los caballos
  • 2

    • 2.1(place for support)

      apoyar
      to rest sth on/against sth apoyar algo en/sobre/contra algo
      • Hanna let out a soft sigh and perched an elbow on her desk, resting her head against her hand.
      • She leaned on the table with her elbows on either side of the book, resting her head against her hands.
      • Isabelle could feel herself physically weakening and she rested her hand against the wall for support.
      • Danielle sits on the buttercream-soft leather sofa, resting her arms casually atop the cushions on either side of her and crossing her legs.
      • I then lay my arms out on the table, next to her elbows and rested my cheek against hers.
      • He gently rested his forehead against the cool panes, savoring the feeling.
      • She laid her body down, turning her back to Senta, and rested her arm under her head for support.
      • He sat down at the table, resting his arms upon it.
      • He kissed her on top of her head then rested his chin on her head.
      • I swayed a little before resting my hand against the hall wall to help support me.
      • He turned slightly to face her, resting his arm and elbow upon the back of the bench.
      • After the silence continues, the golden-haired woman set down her coffee and stepped behind her husband, resting her arms around him.
      • As Nora listened to him laugh and shout with the others, she set her elbow on the table, resting her head upon it, and sighed wistfully.
      • He moved into my embrace then, seeming to be still mostly asleep, and then settled himself, resting his back against me.
      • He sits back, resting his head against the leather support.
      • Gabriel sighed heavily, resting both his elbows on the table and linking his fingers at the back of his neck.
      • I sighed, resting my arms onto the table and leaning against the back.
      • Wendy huffed a couple of times, and then turned around and put one elbow on the table, resting the side of her head on that fist.
      • He adjusted his position to rest his arm against the chair beside him and motioned toward her.
      • This seemed to satisfy them and they sipped, lowering their cups only slightly and resting their arms casually on the low table.

    • 2.2literary (let linger)

      to rest one's eyes/gaze on sb/sth posar los ojos/la mirada en / sobre algn/algo literary


noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(break)

      descanso masculine
      to have a rest tomarse un descanso
      • rest from sth
      • we went to the country for a rest from city life fuimos al campo para descansar de la vida de ciudad
      • I need a rest from cooking necesito descansar de la cocina
      • A spokesman for the star added, ‘Joss saw a doctor and has been warned that her voice is an instrument that needs protecting by having proper rests.’
      • Three weeks' rest has helped Richards' body heal but he will wear a protector behind the wheel.
      • "The first thing on my mind is getting a well-earned rest after 77 hours on air.
      • Give yourself a minimum of 48 hours' rest between workouts.
      • By the end of last year, he had nothing left in the tank, and he was planning a complete rest until he felt the urge to pick up a racquet.
      • Perform this workout no more than twice a week with at least a day's rest between each workout.
      • The poet and playwright tells me he has been taking a rest from writing over the Christmas period.
      • The doctors had told him to have complete bed rest for a whole week.
      • They walked slowly, stopping periodically for rests, and stopping once for a light lunch.
      • We have had the longest period of rest of any battalion in the army.
      • We cannot afford the luxury of cooling off periods, rests or breaks.
      • Power was exhaustible and requires to be replenished by periods of rests.
      • The prosecution's case took two years to present, in part because his doctors ordered that he have frequent rests.
      • While there, the men get some well earned rest and relaxation.
      • I had to take several rests in order to get through the food.
      • What I need is a period of rest, and, thankfully, I have an exciting yet restful and relaxing weekend lined up.
      • Periods of rest are provided by the arrival of the squads of guisers, each in turn performing a sketch.
      • Mother and son were given the all-clear and enjoyed a well deserved rest in the comfort of their own home.
      • Part of me is completely unaware of this forthcoming period of rest.
      • There is a possibility that you might have jaundice in later life but after a complete rest you can keep playing tennis.

    • 1.2(relaxation)

      descanso masculine
      reposo masculine
      (period/day) (before noun) de descanso
      Sunday is my day of rest el domingo es mi día de descanso / de reposo
      • try to get some/a good night's rest trata de descansar un poco/de dormir bien esta noche
      • those children give me no rest esos niños no me dan tregua / respiro
      • to lay sb to rest dar sepultura a algn
      • to lay sth to rest enterrar algo

  • 2

    (motionlessness)
    reposo masculine
    • In the beginning in his omnipotence he created matter, along with its motion and rest.
    • The three other rooms in the exhibition are devoted to food and drink, sleep and wakefulness, and motion and rest.
    • An arrow, starting from rest, leaves the bow with a speed of 29.0 m/s.
    • The rate at which the motor can be started from rest without losing steps is known as the 'starting' or 'pull-in' rate.
    • Each atom has an unchanging shape and size and a changeable degree of motion or rest.
  • 3

    • 3.1(in billiards)

      soporte masculine
      diablo masculine
      • Protect your furniture and your cues with this beautiful Luxury Leather Cue Rest with moveable arms and protective feet.
      • I was busy laughing at him as he was having to use all the furniture (extended cue, extended rest etc).
      • Traditionally when a player uses the rest, the player's hands are quite close together.

    • 3.2(support)

      apoyo masculine

  • 4

    • 4.1Music

      silencio masculine
      • As he progresses, he will also learn to distinguish various musical expressions such as time signature, rests, and tempo.
      • The reader can learn a lot from discussion about phrase marks and rests as they were used around 1800, as well as about legato versus staccato.
      • Long drawn lines interspersed amid the text act as scripted silences, musical rests.
      • All notes, rests, accidentals, articulations, triplets and staves are provided for the user.
      • The clefs, rests, and expression marks such as slurs and phrasing, even the thickness of the staves, make up a complex pictorial and typographical unity.

    • 4.2(in poetry)

      pausa feminine
      • The measure of five syllables is almost always inconvenient in utterance and should be broken up, by a rest, into two portions.
      • The verse is clearly to be read aloud as three beats followed by a rest, followed by three more beats, followed by a rest — and therefore as two tetrameters in a row, each of which has its fourth beat silent.
      • The second striking point was the way the rests and pauses were manipulated and utilised to characterise the entire performance.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (remain)
    let the matter rest mejor no decir (or hacer etc.) nada más
    • it would have rested there if … eso habría sido todo / el asunto habría quedado ahí si …
    • Where there was one, you can rest assured that the other wasn't too far away, such was their close bond.
    • She should rest assured that great reward awaits her if she only be steadfast.
    • Well, Gareth, thank you for your concern, but you can rest assured that it is misplaced.
    • With-profits policyholders should rest assured that there is no danger to their investments.
    • And we can rest assured that no player will be left out in the cold until the final day singles.
    • Parents can rest assured that the show will be secured by a fully professional team.
    • Parents can rest assured that their children are safe when they are in the snooker hall.
    • The opinion of the people is one which we value immensely and from the public response to this matter, we can rest assured that it is a good one.
    • Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that the food has been well prepared using local produce.
    • It says shoppers can rest assured that if there's any risk of nut contamination, there will be a warning on the label.
    • United can rest assured that their new captain is a proven winner.
    • So, when its time for bed, you can rest assured that you're in good company.
    • However you view it, you can rest assured that this is one day which wasn't dreamed up as a cynical marketing ploy to part us from our money.
    • If the live CD seems like it's been a long time coming, you can rest assured that it feels exactly the same way for its creator.
    • Fans can rest assured that the terrific production values from the original return here in full force.
    • Parents can rest assured that any child who logs on to this site will be out of mischief for at least an hour.
    • If you would like to join The Writers Block, you can rest assured that you would be very welcome.
    • Whatever the case, you may rest assured that his tone remains hauntingly elegiac at all times.
    • Fans of the group can rest assured that they won't be disappointed.
    • He said their families can rest assured that their sons and daughters died for a noble cause.

There are 2 main translations of rest in Spanish

: rest1rest2

rest2

Pronunciation /rɛst//rɛst/

noun

  • 1

    (remainder)
    the rest
    • the rest of the money is mine el resto del dinero es mío
    • the rest of them have finished los demás han terminado
    • the rest of the children los demás niños
    • the rest of the world/time/class el resto del mundo/del tiempo/de la clase
    • we decided on the dates and the travel agent did the rest nosotros escogimos las fechas y el agente de viajes se encargó del resto / de lo demás
    • I kept one photo and sent the rest to my sister me quedé con una foto y el resto se lo mandé / las demás se las mandé a mi hermana
    • he'll have to pay like the rest of us va a tener que pagar como todos los demás
    • There were campsites in these areas, but the rest of the park remained safe for tourists.
    • She had remained silent during the rest of the meal and Mark hadn't been able to bring her out of it.
    • Much of the rest of the world remained as either economic or political colonies of the dominant powers.
    • There is optimism, he said, but Scotland remained behind the rest of the UK and the recovery is fragile.
    • Lynne's recollection of the rest of the night is a blur and her friend Jane takes up her story.
    • I'll fill you in on the rest of the details tomorrow when I've got a bit more time.
    • Add the remaining pod with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.
    • She stormed off somewhere and I didn't see her the rest of the night.
    • This too is surely just ‘one incident’ and ‘still under investigation,’ just like the rest of them.
    • Most of the rest of the night was sadly uneventful, the friend and I got home and watched a movie.
    • My views in the rest of that article remain broadly the same, too.
    • The programmer bowed his head along with the rest of them but remained unmoved.
    • It was interesting to see the different ways in which my stories "talked" to each other according to the order in which I placed the rest of them.
    • We did it the easy way - we had a fluent Italian speaker in our midst, allowing the rest of us to remain mute.
    • The rest of the novel remains intact for audiences who like the movie and want to know what happens to these characters.
    • The rest of the night went smoothly and although the DJ hadn't turned up, the show was a great success.
    • The rest of the structure remains in place but is in a state of disrepair.
    • The score remained deadlocked through the rest of the game and extra time.
    • Nothing, however, could have prepared me for how the rest of the night went.
    • Although I wasn't injured, I was badly shaken and spent the rest of the night asleep on the sofa.
    • The only downside so far is that orchid blooms wilt, but the rest of the plant remains healthy.
    • What this means in terms of trade relations with the rest of the world remains to be seen.
    • We lost sight of them a short time later, and didn't run into them the rest of the night.
    • I'm pretty certain they're all having a good time of it though - they like a good night out like the rest of us.
    • No matter how it is worded we are saddled with a system YOU think is good enough for the rest of us, just not good enough for you.
    • I spend the rest of the night in a TV room with a hundred or so others watching CNN.
    • The rest of the rules remain the same so any posts you find must be recent etc.
    • I've also bought some more tubs, so should finally be able to plant the rest of the onions tomorrow.
    • The rest of us remained silent, watching Devin and Jonas and waiting for their cues.
    • He is marginally less damaged than the rest of them, but he knows that and is trying to change things for himself.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients, and toss just once or twice to distribute evenly.
    • Restrictions will remain in the rest of the Northern Infected Area.
    • His tan face flushed with embarrassment as the rest of the ten remaining guests egged him on.
    • It begins with an initial selection of events, while the rest of the events remain locked.
    • He had removed his gloves but the rest of the uniform remained, clinging tightly to the sculptured muscles of his physique.