rest
1. [ noun ] something left after other parts have been taken away
Synonyms: remainder residue residuum balance residual
Examples:

"there was no remainder" "he threw away the rest" "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

Related terms: part leftover remainder
2. [ verb ] not move; be in a resting position
Related terms: be stand kneel lie lean_on repose_on
3. [ verb ] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
Synonyms: catch_one's_breath take_a_breather breathe
Related terms: pause breath rester
4. [ verb ] give a rest to
Examples:

"He rested his bad leg" "Rest the dogs for a moment"

Related terms: blow respite
5. [ noun ] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
Synonyms: repose relaxation ease
Examples:

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

Related terms: inactivity leisure bedrest lie-in quiescence decompress
6. [ verb ] be inactive, refrain from acting
Synonyms: repose
Examples:

"The committee is resting over the summer"

Related terms: be_active lie sleep hibernate drowse ease
7. [ verb ] have a place in relation to something else
Synonyms: lie
Examples:

: "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West" "The responsibility rests with the Allies"

Related terms: be be lie lie lie
8. [ noun ] a pause for relaxation
Synonyms: relief rest_period respite
Examples:

"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Related terms: pause breath
9. [ verb ] stay the same; remain in a certain state
Synonyms: remain stay
Examples:

"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"

Related terms: change be stand keep stick_together sit_tight be arrest
10. [ verb ] be inherent or innate in;
Synonyms: repose reside
Related terms: inhere_in
11. [ noun ] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
Synonyms: sleep eternal_sleep quietus eternal_rest
Examples:

"she was laid to rest beside her husband" "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

Related terms: death
12. [ verb ] rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head
Synonyms: pillow
Related terms: situate put
13. [ verb ] sit, as on a branch
Synonyms: perch roost
Examples:

"The birds perched high in the tree"

Related terms: sit perch percher insessores
14. [ noun ] a state of inaction
Examples:

"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

Related terms: inaction
15. [ verb ] put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
Examples:

"Rest your head on my shoulder"

Related terms: situate put
16. [ noun ] a support on which things can be put
Examples:

"the gun was steadied on a special rest"

Related terms: support armrest headrest chin_rest pillow
17. [ verb ] be inactive, refrain from acting on something
Related terms: repose sleep drowse rester
18. [ noun ] (music) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
Related terms: musical_notation quarter_rest half_rest whole_rest
Similar spelling:   Resto
  resht
  reset
  recto
  react
  recite
  reseat
  regatta
  requite