Definition of Rest

1. Noun. Something left after other parts have been taken away. "He took what he wanted and I got the balance"

Exact synonyms: Balance, Remainder, Residual, Residue, Residuum
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion
Specialized synonyms: Leftover, Remnant
Derivative terms: Remain, Remainder, Residual, Residual, Residuary

2. Verb. Not move; be in a resting position. "Sam and Sue rest"
Specialized synonyms: Kneel, Stand, Stand Up
Generic synonyms: Be
Also: Rest On, Rest On
Derivative terms: Rester

3. Noun. Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility). ; "Took his repose by the swimming pool"
Exact synonyms: Ease, Relaxation, Repose
Generic synonyms: Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Bed Rest, Bedrest, Laziness, Lie-in, Dormancy, Quiescence, Quiescency, Sleeping, Leisure
Derivative terms: Relax, Repose

4. Verb. Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax. "Sam and Sue rest"
Exact synonyms: Breathe, Catch One's Breath, Take A Breather
Generic synonyms: Break, Intermit, Pause
Derivative terms: Breather, Breathing, Rester

5. Noun. A pause for relaxation. ; "People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

6. Verb. Give a rest to. "Rest the dogs for a moment"
Specialized synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Rester

7. Noun. A state of inaction. "A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity

8. Verb. Have a place in relation to something else. "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
Exact synonyms: Lie
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Lie
Derivative terms: Lie

9. Noun. Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb). "They had to put their family pet to sleep"
Exact synonyms: Eternal Rest, Eternal Sleep, Quietus, Sleep
Generic synonyms: Death

10. Verb. Be at rest. "Sam and Sue rest"
Specialized synonyms: Catch Some Z's, Kip, Log Z's, Sleep, Slumber, Drowse
Generic synonyms: Recline, Recumb, Repose
Antonyms: Be Active
Derivative terms: Rester

11. Noun. A support on which things can be put. ; "The gun was steadied on a special rest"
Specialized synonyms: Armrest, Chin Rest, Headrest
Generic synonyms: Support

12. Verb. Stay the same; remain in a certain state. "John will rest angry"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
Exact synonyms: Remain, Stay
Specialized synonyms: Keep Out, Sit Tight, Stay Together, Stick Together, Stand, Keep, Stay Fresh, Be
Generic synonyms: Be
Antonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Stay

13. Noun. A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration.
Generic synonyms: Musical Notation
Specialized synonyms: Whole Rest, Half Rest, Quarter Rest

14. Verb. Be inherent or innate in.
Exact synonyms: Repose, Reside
Generic synonyms: Attach To, Inhere In

15. Verb. Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying. "They rest their rifles on the cabinet"; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

16. Verb. Sit, as on a branch. "There rest some big birds in the tree"; "The birds perched high in the tree"
Exact synonyms: Perch, Roost
Generic synonyms: Sit, Sit Down
Derivative terms: Perch, Percher, Percher, Roost, Roost

17. Verb. Rest on or as if on a pillow. "Pillow your head"
Exact synonyms: Pillow
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Pillow

18. Verb. Be inactive, refrain from acting. "The committee is resting over the summer"
Specialized synonyms: Hibernate

Definition of Rest

1. v. t. To arrest.

2. n. A state of quiet or repose; a cessation from motion or labor; tranquillity; as, rest from mental exertion; rest of body or mind.

3. v. i. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion.

4. v. t. To lay or place at rest; to quiet.

5. n. That which is left, or which remains after the separation of a part, either in fact or in contemplation; remainder; residue.

6. v. i. To be left; to remain; to continue to be.

Definition of Rest

1. Abbreviation. (computing) Representational State Transfer ¹

2. Noun. (context: uncountable of a person or animal) Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep. ¹

3. Noun. Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation. ¹

4. Noun. Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility. ¹

5. Noun. (context: uncountable of an object or concept) A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion. ¹

6. Noun. A final position after death. ¹

7. Noun. (context: music countable) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music. ¹

8. Noun. (context: music countable) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music. ¹

9. Noun. (context: physics uncountable) Absence of motion. ¹

10. Noun. (context: snooker countable) A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of a cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach. ¹

11. Noun. Any object designed to be used to support something else. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To come to a pause or an end; end. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive transitive reflexive) To be or to put into a state of rest. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To stay, remain, be situated. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive intransitive reflexive) To lean, lie, or lay. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive transitive legal US) To complete one's active advocacy in a trial or other proceeding, and thus to wait for the outcome (however, one is still generally available to answer questions, etc.) ¹

19. Verb. (intransitive) To sleep; slumber. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To lie dormant. ¹

21. Verb. (intransitive) To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead. ¹

22. Noun. That which remains. ¹

23. Verb. (obsolete) To remain. ¹

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Definition of Rest

1. to refresh oneself by ceasing work or activity [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rest

1. 1. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labour or exertion. "God . . . Rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made." (Gen. Ii. 2) "Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest." (Ex. Xxiii. 12) 2. To be free from whanever wearies or disturbs; to be quiet or still. "There rest, if any rest can harbor there." (Milton) 3. To lie; to repose; to recline; to lan; as, to rest on a couch. 4. To stand firm; to be fixed; to be supported; as, a column rests on its pedestal. 5. To sleep; to slumber; hence, poetically, to be dead. "Fancy . . . Then retries Into her private cell when Nature rests." (Milton) 6. To lean in confidence; to trust; to rely; to repose without anxiety; as, to rest on a man's promise. "On him I rested, after long debate, And not without considering, fixed fate." (Dryden) 7. To be satisfied; to acquiesce. "To rest in Heaven's determination." (Addison) To rest with, to be in the power of; to depend upon; as, it rests with him to decide. Origin: AS. Restan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rest

rest (current term)
rest's of Serres
rest area
rest bite
rest day
rest energy
rest his soul
rest home
rest homes
rest house

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