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  1. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum

  2. [noun] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
    Synonyms: ease, repose, relaxation

  3. [noun] a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
    Synonyms: respite, relief, period

  4. [noun] a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

  5. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: eternal sleep, eternal sleep, quietus

  6. [noun] a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

  7. [noun] a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

  8. [verb] not move; be in a resting position

  9. [verb] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    Synonyms: breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather

  10. [verb] give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"

  11. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: lie

  12. [verb] be at rest

  13. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: stay, remain

  14. [verb] be inherent or innate in;
    Synonyms: reside, repose

  15. [verb] put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"

  16. [verb] sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
    Synonyms: perch, roost

  17. [verb] rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
    Synonyms: pillow

  18. [verb] be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"


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