- being in a state of rest; quiescent
- Biol. remaining dormant for a period of time, as certain spores or eggs
- Cytology not actively dividing: said of a cell, cell nucleus, etc.
- Occurring during a state of inactivity: a resting pulse.
- Biology In a temporary phase of not growing, dividing, or being active: the resting brain; resting spores.
- Present participle of rest.