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Noun: rest  rest
  1. Something left after other parts have been taken away
    "he threw away the rest";
    - remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum
     
  2. Freedom from activity (work, strain or responsibility)
    "took his rest by the swimming pool";
    - ease, repose, relaxation
     
  3. A pause for relaxation
    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests";
    - respite, relief, rest period
     
  4. A state of inaction
    "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
     
  5. A euphemism for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    "she was laid to rest beside her husband";
    - eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus
     
  6. A support on which things can be put
    "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
     
  7. A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
Verb: rest  rest
  1. Not move; be in a resting position
     
  2. Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    - breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
     
  3. Give a rest to
    "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
     
  4. Have a place in relation to something else
    "The responsibility rests with the Allies";
    - lie
     
  5. Be at rest
     
  6. Be in the same place or state for an extended period of time
    "rest assured";
    - stay, remain
     
  7. Be inherent or innate in;
    - reside, repose
     
  8. Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    "Rest your head on my shoulder"
     
  9. Sit, as on a branch
    "The birds rested high in the tree";
    - perch, roost
     
  10. Rest on or as if on a pillow
    "rest your head";
    - pillow
     
  11. Be inactive, refrain from acting
    "The committee is resting over the summer"

Sounds like: resistors, resi, rest

Derived forms: rests, rested, resting

See also: rest on

Type of: attach to, be, break, component, component part, constituent, death, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, inhere in, intermission, intermit, interruption, lay, musical notation, part, pause, place, portion, pose, position, put, recline, recumb, repose, set, sit, sit down, support, suspension

Antonym: be active

Encyclopedia: Rest, Virginia