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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rest (noun)
1.
- repose sleep , specifically a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities
2.
a) freedom from activity or labor
b) a state of motionlessness or inactivity
c) the repose of death
3.
a place for or lodging - resting
4.
peace of mind or spirit
5.
a) (1) a rhythmic silence in music
(2) a character representing such a silence
b) a brief pause in reading
6.
something used for support
rest (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to get rest by lying down , especially - sleep
b) to lie dead
2.
to cease from action or motion refrain from labor or exertion
3.
to be free from anxiety or disturbance
4.
to sit or lie fixed or supported - a column rests on its pedestal
5.
a) to remain confident - trust cannot rest on that assumption
b) to be based or founded - the verdict rested on several sound precedents
6.
to remain for action or accomplishment - the answer rests with you
7.
of farmland to remain idle or uncropped
8.
transitive verb
to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a law case
1.
to give rest to
2.
to set at rest
3.
to place on or against a support
4.
to cause to be firmly fixed - rested all hope in his child
5.
to desist voluntarily from presenting evidence pertinent to (a case at law)
rest (noun)
a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance
rest (noun)
something that remains over - remainder ate the rest of the candy
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
rest (noun)
1.
freedom from activity or labor
SYNONIMS:
decompression, ease, leisure, relaxation, repose
RELATED WORDS:
catnapping, dozing, lazing, napping, resting, sleep, slumber, slumbering, snoozing; quiet, silence, stillness; calm, peace, peacefulness, placidity, respite, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity ( tranquility), tranquilness; dolce far niente, idleness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pressure, strain, stress, tenseness, tension
exertion, labor, toil, work
rest (noun)
2.
a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
SYNONIMS:
bed, catnapping, dozing, napping, repose, rest, resting, shut-eye, slumber, slumbering, snoozing, z's ( zs)
RELATED WORDS:
catnap, doze, drowse, forty winks, nap, siesta, snooze, wink; oversleeping; dreaming, rapid eye movement
NEAR ANTONYMS:
insomnia, sleeplessness
consciousness, wake, wakefulness
rest (noun)
a remaining group or portion
SYNONIMS:
balance, leavings, leftovers, odds and ends, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest
RELATED WORDS:
fragment, scrap, vestige; butt, oddment, scraping(s), stub, stump; excess, fat, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus
NEAR ANTONYMS:
body, bulk, main, mass, most, weight
rest (verb)
1.
to refrain from labor or exertion
SYNONIMS:
bask, kick back, loll, lounge, relax, repose
RELATED WORDS:
bum, goldbrick, hang, hang about [], hang around, idle, loaf, slack (off), veg out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
drudge, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, work; exercise, work out
rest (verb)
2.
to be in a state of sleep
SYNONIMS:
catnap, doze, nap, rest, slumber, snooze
RELATED WORDS:
drop off, drowse (off), nod off; oversleep, sleep in; dream, hibernate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
arise, arouse, awake, rise, wake
rest (verb)
3.
to find a basis
SYNONIMS:
ground, hang, predicate, rest
RELATED WORDS:
establish, found; assume, postulate, premise, presume, presuppose, suppose
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