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

"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

"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

"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

"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

: "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

"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

"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

"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

"The birds perched high in the tree"

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

"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

"Rest your head on my shoulder"

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

"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