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  Definition of rest
  1. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  2. a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
  3. a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  7. a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  8. be at rest
  9. 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"
  10. take a short break from one''s activities in order to relax
  11. give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
  12. rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
  13. sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
  14. not move; be in a resting position
  15. put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
  16. be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
  17. be inherent or innate in;
  18. 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"
Similar Words: ease, repose, relaxation, remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus, respite, relief, rest period, stay, remain, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, pillow, perch, roost, reside, lie


See Also: breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, lean on, rest on, lean against, repose on, build on, build upon


Hyponyms: bedrest, bed rest, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleeping, leisure, armrest, chin rest, headrest, whole rest, half rest, quarter rest, leftover, remnant, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's, drowse, sit tight, stick together, stay together, stand, keep, stay fresh, be, blow, kneel, stand up, hibernate


Grouped Verbs: lie


Derivational Morphology: relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, recumb, repose, recline, pillow, perch, roost, remainder, remain, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, rester, stay, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation, respite, relief, rest period, percher, Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird, ease, relaxation, lie


Anagrams: erst


Language Translations:
Chinese: 休息   Dutch: rest and rusten  
Esperanto: restaĵo   Finnish: levätä and loppu  
French: reste and se reposer   German: Rest and ruhen  
Hungarian: pihen   Ido: repozar  
Italian: resto and riposarsi   Japanese: 休む  
Korean: 쉬다   Polish: reszta  
Portuguese: descansar   Romanian: rest  
Russian: остаток and отдыхать   Slovak: odpočívať  
Slovene: ostanek and počivati   Spanish: descansar and resto  
Swedish: rest and vila   Telugu: మిగిలినవి  
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