- Something left after other parts have been taken away
"he threw away the rest"
- remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum
- Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
- ease, repose, relaxation
- A pause for relaxation
"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
- respite, relief, rest period
- A state of inaction
"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
- Euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
"she was laid to rest beside her husband"
- eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus
- A support on which things can be put
"the gun was steadied on a special rest"
- A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
- Not move; be in a resting position
- Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
- breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
- Give a rest to
"He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
- Have a place in relation to something else
"The responsibility rests with the Allies"
- Be at rest
- Stay the same; remain in a certain state
- stay, remain
- Be inherent or innate in;
- reside, repose
- Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
"Rest your head on my shoulder"
- Sit, as on a branch
- perch, roost
- Rest on or as if on a pillow
- Be inactive, refrain from acting
"The committee is resting over the summer"
Sounds like: wrest
Derived forms: rests, resting, rested
Type of: attach to, be, break, component, component part, constituent, death, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, inhere in, intermission, intermit, interruption, lay, musical notation, part, pause, place, portion, pose, position, put, recline, recumb, repose, set, sit, sit down, support, suspension
Antonym: be active
rest with sb (to do sth) (formal)
if a decision, action, etc. rests with sb, they have responsibility for it:
Responsibility for dealing with such issues rests with senior management.
Freedom from activity. n
1 : a state of repose or sleep —see BED REST
2 : cessation or temporary interruption of motion, exertion, or labor rest from hard physical effort a ten-minute rest period
3 : a bodily state (as that attained by a fasting individual lying supine) characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities the patient must have complete rest
4 : the part of a partial denture that rests on an abutment tooth, distributes stresses, and holds the clasp in position
5 : a firm but moldable cushion used to raise or support a portion of the body during surgery a kidney rest
1 : to get rest by lying down; esp : SLEEP
2 : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion
¦ vt : to give rest to rest your eyes
n : a mass of surviving embryonic cells or of cells misplaced in development most tumors derived from embryonic rests are benign —Shields Warren adrenal rests in the kidney
- what about the rest of our country?
- let's just sit out here and rest a while.
- you may rest assured that i will do my best ..
- it rests with you to decide whether to go or not.
- she was laid to rest beside her late husband.