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rest

rest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rest

Definition
(noun) something left after other parts have been taken away
Example Sentence
  • there was no remainder
  • he threw away the rest
  • he took what he wanted and I got the balance

Definition
(noun) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
Synonyms : ease , relaxation , repose
Example Sentence
  • took his repose by the swimming pool

Definition
(noun) a pause for relaxation
Synonyms : relief , respite , rest period
Example Sentence
  • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Definition
(noun) a state of inaction
Example Sentence
  • a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon

Definition
(noun) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
Example Sentence
  • she was laid to rest beside her husband
  • they had to put their family pet to sleep

Definition
(noun) a support on which things can be put
Example Sentence
  • the gun was steadied on a special rest

Definition
(noun) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
Definition
(verb) not move; be in a resting position
Definition
(verb) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
Definition
(verb) give a rest to
Example Sentence
  • He rested his bad leg
  • Rest the dogs for a moment

Definition
(verb) have a place in relation to something else
Synonyms : lie
Example Sentence
  • The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
  • The responsibility rests with the Allies

Definition
(verb) be at rest
Definition
(verb) stay the same; remain in a certain state
Synonyms : remain , stay
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) be inherent or innate in
Synonyms : repose , reside

Definition
(verb) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
Example Sentence
  • Rest your head on my shoulder

Definition
(verb) sit, as on a branch
Synonyms : perch , roost
Example Sentence
  • The birds perched high in the tree

Definition
(verb) rest on or as if on a pillow
Synonyms : pillow
Example Sentence
  • pillow your head

Definition
(verb) be inactive, refrain from acting
Example Sentence
  • The committee is resting over the summer

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