Definition of come to rest in English:

come to rest


  • Stop moving; settle.

    ‘the elevator came to rest at the first floor’
    • ‘The golden coach bearing the Queen and her family came to rest close behind.’
    • ‘The airplane came to rest, upright and on fire, on grass-covered soil, about 290 feet to the left of the departure end of runway 13R.’
    • ‘It got nearer and nearer until it eventually came to rest in the centre of the park.’
    • ‘The vehicle slid to a stop 22 m downstream of its position at impact and came to rest against the downstream section of guardrail.’
    • ‘The pointer came to rest in about 6 seconds.’
    a standstill, a halt, a stop