HyperDic: rest

English > 18 senses of the word rest:
NOUNrelationrest, remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuumsomething left after other parts have been taken away
actrest, ease, repose, relaxationfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility)
timerest, respite, relief, rest perioda pause for relaxation
stateresta state of inaction
staterest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietuseuphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
artifactresta support on which things can be put
communicationresta musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
VERBcontactrestnot move
communicationrest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breathertake a short break from one's activities in order to relax
communicationrestgive a rest to
stativerest, liehave a place in relation to something else
bodyrestbe at rest
changerest, stay, remainstay the same
stativerest, reside, reposebe inherent or innate in
contactrestput something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
contactrest, perch, roostsit, as on a branch
contactrest, pillowrest on or as if on a pillow
socialrestbe inactive, refrain from acting
rest > pronunciation
Soundsreh'st
Rhymesabreast ... zest: 76 rhymes with ehst...
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningSomething left after other parts have been taken away.
Example "he threw away the rest"
Synonymsremainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum
Narrowerleftover, remnantA small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
Broaderpart, portion, component part, component, constituentSomething determined in relation to something that includes it
Spanishremanente, residuo, restante, resto, sobra
Catalanresidu, resta, restant, romanalla, romanent
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility).
Synonymsease, repose, relaxation
Narrowerbedrest, bed restconfinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
lazinessRelaxed and easy activity
leisurefreedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
lie-inA long stay in bed in the morning
quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingquiet and inactive restfulness
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishrelajamiento, relax, reposo
Catalanrepòs
Verbsrestbe inactive, refrain from acting
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 3, time
MeaningA pause for relaxation.
Example"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
Synonymsrespite, relief, rest period
Narrowerbreath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing timeA short respite
Broaderpause, intermission, break, interruption, suspensionA time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
Spanishdesahogo, descanso, pausa, período de descanso, respiro
Catalandescans, pausa
Verbsresttake a short break from one's activities in order to relax
restgive a rest to
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of inaction.
Example"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
Broaderinaction, inactivity, inactivenessThe state of being inactive
Verbsrestgive a rest to
restnot move
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 5, state
Meaningeuphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb).
Example"she was laid to rest beside her husband"
Synonymseternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus
BroaderdeathThe absence of life or state of being dead
Spanishsueño eterno
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA support on which things can be put.
Example"the gun was steadied on a special rest"
NarrowerarmrestA support for the arm
chin restA rest on which a violinist can place the chin
headrestA rest for the head
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Verbsrestsit, as on a branch
restrest on or as if on a pillow
restput something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
English > rest: 18 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration.
Narrowerhalf restA musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time
quarter restA musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest
whole restA musical rest equal in duration to four beats in common time
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishpausa, silencio
Catalansilenci
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningnot move; be in a resting position.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue rest
Narrowerkneelrest one's weight on one's knees
stand, stand upBe standing
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
See alsorest onrest on for support
rest onbe based on
Spanishdescansar, reposar
Catalandescansar, reposar
Nounsresta state of inaction
restera person who rests / rests / rests
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningTake a short break from one's activities in order to relax.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue rest
Synonymsbreathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
Broaderpause, intermit, breakCease an action temporarily
See alsorestgive a rest to
Spanishrespirar
Catalanrespirar
Nounsresta pause for relaxation
restera person who rests / rests / rests
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningGive a rest to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "He rested his bad leg"
  • "Rest the dogs for a moment"
NarrowerblowAllow to regain its breath
See alsoresttake a short break from one's activities in order to relax
Spanishapoyar, descansar
Catalandescansar, recolzar
Nounsresta state of inaction
resta pause for relaxation
restera person who rests / rests / rests
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningHave a place in relation to something else.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
Synonymlie
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Similar tolieBe located or situated somewhere
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningBe at rest.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue rest
NarrowerdrowseBe on the verge of sleeping
sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z'sBe asleep
Broaderrecumb, repose, reclineLean in a comfortable resting position
Oppositebe active, moveBe in a state of action
Spanishdescansar, dormir, reposar
Catalandescansar, reposar
Nounsrestera person who rests / rests / rests
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningStay the same; remain in a certain state.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
Example "rest assured"
Synonymsstay, remain
NarrowerbeTo remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
keep, stay freshfail to spoil or rot
keep outRemain outside
sit tightMaintain the same position
standRemain inactive or immobile
stick together, stay togetherBe loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
OppositechangeUndergo a change
Spanishdescansar, mantenerse, perdurar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar, reposar, restar, seguir
Catalandescansar, mantenir-se, perdurar, quedar-se, quedar, reposar, restar, romandre, seguir
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe inherent or innate in.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymsreside, repose
Broaderinhere in, attach toBe part of
Spanishdescansar, reposar, residir
Catalandescansar, reposar, residir
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaningput something in a resting position, as for support or steadying.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey rest their rifles on the cabinet
Example"Rest your head on my shoulder"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdescansar, reposar
Catalandescansar, reposar
Nounsresta support on which things can be put
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningSit, as on a branch.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSome big birds rest in the tree; There rest some big birds in the tree
Synonymsperch, roost
Broadersit, sit downBe seated
Spanishdescansar, emperchar, encaramarse, encaramar, posarse, reposar
Catalandescansar, emperxar, encimbellar-se, encimbellar, parar-se, posar-se, reposar
Nounsresta support on which things can be put
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningrest on or as if on a pillow.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonympillow
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishapoyar, descansar, reposar
Catalandescansar, recolzar, reposar
Nounsresta support on which things can be put
English > rest: 18 senses > verb 11, social
MeaningBe inactive, refrain from acting.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The committee is resting over the summer"
NarrowerhibernateBe in an inactive or dormant / dormant state
Nounsrestfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility)

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