Definitions for rest

Definitions for (noun) rest

Main entry: rest, relaxation, repose, ease

Definition: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Usage: took his repose by the swimming pool

Main entry: rest

Definition: a support on which things can be put

Usage: the gun was steadied on a special rest

Main entry: rest

Definition: a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

Main entry: balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, remainder

Definition: something left after other parts have been taken away

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

Main entry: sleep, quietus, rest, eternal rest, eternal sleep

Definition: euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

Usage: she was laid to rest beside her husband; they had to put their family pet to sleep

Main entry: rest

Definition: a state of inaction

Usage: a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon

Main entry: respite, rest, rest period, relief

Definition: a pause for relaxation

Usage: people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Definitions for (verb) rest

Main entry: rest

Definition: be at rest

Main entry: remain, rest, stay

Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state

Usage: 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

Main entry: rest, take a breather, breathe, catch one's breath

Definition: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

Main entry: rest

Definition: give a rest to

Usage: He rested his bad leg; Rest the dogs for a moment

Main entry: rest, pillow

Definition: rest on or as if on a pillow

Usage: pillow your head

Main entry: roost, perch, rest

Definition: sit, as on a branch

Usage: The birds perched high in the tree

Main entry: rest

Definition: not move; be in a resting position

Main entry: rest

Definition: put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

Usage: Rest your head on my shoulder

Main entry: rest

Definition: be inactive, refrain from acting

Usage: The committee is resting over the summer

Main entry: repose, reside, rest

Definition: be inherent or innate in;

Main entry: lie, rest

Definition: have a place in relation to something else

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

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