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    rest - Dictionary definition and meaning for word rest

    Definition
    (noun) something left after other parts have been taken away
    Example Sentence
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
    Definition
    (noun) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    Synonyms : ease , relaxation , repose
    Example Sentence
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
    Definition
    (noun) a pause for relaxation
    Synonyms : relief , respite , rest period
    Example Sentence
    • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests
    Definition
    (noun) a state of inaction
    Example Sentence
    • a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
    Definition
    (noun) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    Example Sentence
    • she was laid to rest beside her husband
    • they had to put their family pet to sleep
    Definition
    (noun) a support on which things can be put
    Example Sentence
    • the gun was steadied on a special rest
    Definition
    (noun) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration Definition
    (verb) not move; be in a resting position Definition
    (verb) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax Definition
    (verb) give a rest to
    Example Sentence
    • He rested his bad leg
    • Rest the dogs for a moment
    Definition
    (verb) have a place in relation to something else
    Synonyms : lie
    Example Sentence
    • The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West
    • The responsibility rests with the Allies
    Definition
    (verb) be at rest Definition
    (verb) stay the same; remain in a certain state
    Synonyms : remain , stay
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) be inherent or innate in
    Synonyms : repose , reside
    Definition
    (verb) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    Example Sentence
    • Rest your head on my shoulder
    Definition
    (verb) sit, as on a branch
    Synonyms : perch , roost
    Example Sentence
    • The birds perched high in the tree
    Definition
    (verb) rest on or as if on a pillow
    Synonyms : pillow
    Example Sentence
    • pillow your head
    Definition
    (verb) be inactive, refrain from acting
    Example Sentence
    • The committee is resting over the summer
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