1: 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]
2: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: ease, repose, relaxation]
3: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests" [syn: respite, relief, rest period]
4: a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
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" [syn: 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
1: not move; be in a resting position
2: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax [syn: 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 fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West"; "The responsibility rests with the Allies" [syn: lie]
5: be at rest [ant: be active]
6: 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]
7: be inherent or innate in; [syn: 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 perched high in the treee" [syn: perch, roost]
10: rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head" [syn: pillow]
11: be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
Adjacent words: responsibility | responsible | responsible for | responsibleness | responsibly | responsive | responsiveness | rest | rest area | rest day | rest energy | rest home | rest house | rest mass | rest on | rest period