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Definition of rest
- Rest n
- Something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance" [syn: {remainder}, {balance}, {residual}, {residue}, {residuum}]
- Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: {ease}, {repose}, {relaxation}]
- A pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" [syn: {respite}, {relief}, {rest period}]
- A state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
- Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep" [syn: {eternal rest}, {sleep}, {eternal sleep}, {quietus}]
- A support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
- A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration v
- Not move; be in a resting position
- Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax [syn: {breathe}, {catch one's breath}, {take a breather}]
- Give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
- Have a place in relation to something else; "The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" [syn: {lie}]
- Be at rest [ant: {be active}]
- Stay the same; remain in a certain state; "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" [syn: {stay}, {remain}] [ant: {change}]
- Be inherent or innate in; [syn: {reside}, {repose}]
- Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
- Sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee" [syn: {perch}, {roost}]
- Rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn: {pillow}]
- Be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
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