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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, resting, rested

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 [rare], repose, set, sit, sit down, support, suspension

Antonym: be active

Encyclopedia: Rest, Virginia