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Meaning & Definition of Rest in English

English

Rest

/rɛst/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • remainder
  • ,
  • balance
  • ,
  • residual
  • ,
  • residue
  • ,
  • residuum
  • ,
  • rest

2. Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

  • "Took his repose by the swimming pool"
    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • ease
  • ,
  • repose
  • ,
  • relaxation

3. A pause for relaxation

  • "People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
    synonym:
  • respite
  • ,
  • rest
  • ,
  • relief
  • ,
  • rest period

4. A state of inaction

  • "A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
    synonym:
  • rest

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"
    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • eternal rest
  • ,
  • sleep
  • ,
  • eternal sleep
  • ,
  • quietus

6. A support on which things can be put

  • "The gun was steadied on a special rest"
    synonym:
  • rest

7. A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

    synonym:
  • rest

verb

1. Not move

  • Be in a resting position
    synonym:
  • rest

2. Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • breathe
  • ,
  • catch one's breath
  • ,
  • take a breather

3. Give a rest to

  • "He rested his bad leg"
  • "Rest the dogs for a moment"
    synonym:
  • rest

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"
    synonym:
  • lie
  • ,
  • rest

5. Be at rest

    synonym:
  • rest

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"
    synonym:
  • stay
  • ,
  • remain
  • ,
  • rest

7. Be inherent or innate in

    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • reside
  • ,
  • repose

8. Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

  • "Rest your head on my shoulder"
    synonym:
  • rest

9. Sit, as on a branch

  • "The birds perched high in the tree"
    synonym:
  • perch
  • ,
  • roost
  • ,
  • rest

10. Rest on or as if on a pillow

  • "Pillow your head"
    synonym:
  • pillow
  • ,
  • rest

11. Be inactive, refrain from acting

  • "The committee is resting over the summer"
    synonym:
  • rest

Examples of using

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
I think you'd better rest for a while.
I want to know how God created this world. I'm not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.