lay (someone) to rest

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lay (someone) to rest

: to bury (someone who has died) usually used as (be) laid to rest
  • She was laid to rest in the church's graveyard.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

rest play
  1. : repose, sleep

  2. : freedom from activity or labor

  3. : a state of motionlessness or inactivity

  1. : to get rest by lying down

  2. : to lie dead

  3. : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion

  1. : a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. : something that remains over : remainder


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