Definition of Resting

1. Noun. The action of rest; repose; inactivity; reliance; confidence. ¹

2. Noun. A place where one can rest; a resting-place. ¹

3. Noun. A pause; a break; an interlude. ¹

4. Adjective. That which rests; that which is not in action or in the process of growth. ¹

5. Adjective. Unemployed. ¹

6. Adjective. Remaining; stationary. ¹

7. Verb. (present participle of rest) ¹

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Definition of Resting

1. rest [v] - See also: rest

Medical Definition of Resting

1. From Rest, Resting spore, a spore in certain orders of algae, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resting

restiform body
restiform eminence
resting (current term)
resting cell
resting length
resting phase
resting potential
resting saliva
resting stage
resting tidal volume
resting tremor
resting wandering cell

Literary usage of Resting

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

1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"An older simple plant with larger fatty masses and mature resting spores; ... Mature resting spore in situ; at the left a young resting spore just separated ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"I. Left side of resting form, specimen 9 cm. long. a Fig. II. Left side of working form, specimen 6 cm long. Fig. III. Inside of left valve showing hinge ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"XXXI Then resting on his bloody blade, The valiant Bruce ... strife — Yet scant of friends the Bruce shall be, 710 But he '11 find resting-place for thee. ..."

4. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"I waited a moment, looking at her from behind her pillow, as she lay beneath me, with one arm and hand resting on the white coverlid, so still, ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"The species having yellow and pink spathes seem to do best when grown without a resting-period. Culture of callas. (TD Hatfield. ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"During eight years, however, Pitt's ministry was not merely a Tory ministry resting on the choice of the king, but a Liberal ministry resting on national ..."

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