rest·​ed | \ ˈre-stəd How to pronounce rested (audio) \

Definition of rested

: having had sufficient rest or sleep

Examples of rested in a Sentence

She appears rested and sharp. I want to be rested for the exam.

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The trio were well rested, helped by a scoreless three-inning effort by Derek Holland in Monday night’s 2-0 loss. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Giants ride Bumgarner’s 11 strikeouts to win over Rockies," 25 June 2019 Two fewer innings meant two innings of fewer pitch counting and more rested arms. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Lewis, League City National stroll to easy 11-1 District 14 win over Island All-Stars," 24 June 2019 Despite traveling for such a long time, the Duchess looks rested and chic, which is more than a feat. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Looks Impossibly Chic After 22 Hours on a Plane," 14 Oct. 2018 England was the more rested team going into the semifinal, but Croatia looked more energetic in extra time. Sean Gregory, Time, "32 Teams Entered, 2 Remain. Your Ultimate Guide to the World Cup Final," 13 July 2018 The most rested entry is Gronkowski, having last run on March 30 in England. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "Justify bidding for rare Triple Crown sweep in Belmont," 8 June 2018 Due to rainouts, Coral Park’s ’77 team had to play Columbus and a rested Hialeah-Miami Lakes team in the same day during the single-elimination playoffs. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "Coral Park High baseball vets recall 1978, the year everything went right," 7 June 2018 A half-day later, Red Ruby looked like the most well-rested horse in the field. Jonas Shaffer,, "Red Ruby wins Black-Eyed Susan at Pimlico," 19 May 2018 Ownership took a hard look at whether or not to run another of its horses, a rested Quip, against Justify in the Preakness., "It's early, but Belmont field beginning to take shape for shot at Triple Crown hopeful Justify," 21 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: having had enough rest or sleep

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