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Overview of noun rest

The noun rest has 7 senses

  • remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest -- (something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance")

  • rest, ease, repose, relaxation -- (freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool")

  • respite, rest, relief, rest period -- (a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests")

  • rest -- (a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon")

  • rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus -- (euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep")

  • rest -- (a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest")

  • rest -- (a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration)

Overview of verb rest

The verb rest has 11 senses

  • rest -- (not move; be in a resting position)

  • rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather -- (take a short break from one's activities in order to relax)

  • rest -- (give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment")

  • lie, rest -- (have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies")

  • rest -- (be at rest)

  • stay, remain, rest -- (stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week")

  • rest, reside, repose -- (be inherent or innate in;)

  • rest -- (put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder")

  • perch, roost, rest -- (sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree")

  • pillow, rest -- (rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head")

  • rest -- (be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer")