n 1: something left after other parts have been taken away;
"there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest" [syn:
2: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);
"took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: ease
3: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more
when they take time for short rests" [syn: respite
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
, eternal sleep
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
v 1: not move; be in a resting position
2: take a short breath [syn: breathe
, catch one's breath
3: give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for
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 [syn: repose
] [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:
] [ant: change
7: be inherent or innate in; [syn: reside
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"
10: rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head [syn: pillow
11: be inactive, refrain from acting on something