rest

rest
I 1. verb
1)

he needed to rest

Syn:
relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, have/take a break, unbend, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, put one's feet up; lie down, go to bed, have/take a nap, catnap, doze, sleep; informal take five, have/take a breather, catch forty winks, get some shut-eye, take a load off, chill, chill out, catch some Zs
2)

his hands rested on the rail

Syn:
lie, be laid, repose, be placed, be positioned, be supported by
3)

she rested her basket on the ground

Syn:
support, prop (up), lean, lay, set, stand, position, place, put
4)

the film script rests on an improbable premise

Syn:
be based on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on, hinge on, turn on, be contingent on, revolve around, center on
2. noun
1)

get some rest

Syn:
repose, relaxation, leisure, respite, time off, breathing space, downtime; sleep, nap, doze; informal shut-eye, snooze, lie-down, forty winks
2)

a short rest from work

Syn:
break, vacation, breathing space, interval, interlude, intermission, time off/out, holiday; informal breather
3)

she took the poker from its rest

Syn:
stand, base, holder, support, rack, frame, shelf
4)

passengers queried why the train had come to rest several miles before the next station

Syn:
a standstill, a halt, a stop
II 1. noun

the rest of the board members are appointees

Syn:
remainder, residue, balance, remaining part/number/quantity, others, those left, remains, remnant(s), surplus, excess; technical residuum
2. verb

you may rest assured that he is there

Syn:
remain, continue to be, stay, keep, carry on being

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  • Rest — Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rest*/*/*/ — [rest] noun I 1) [singular] the part of something that remains, or the people or things that remain I m not really hungry – do you want the rest?[/ex] Rain will spread to the rest of the country by evening.[/ex] The rest of the attackers were in… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Rest — (von lateinisch: restare = „übrig bleiben“/„übrigbleiben“, aus: re = „zurück“, „wieder“ sowie stare = „stehen“; spätmittelhochdeutsch: rest[e]; italienisch: resto = „übrig bleibender Geldbetrag“) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest — vi: to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case the defense rest s vt: to cease presenting evidence pertinent to (a case) I rest my case Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • rest# — rest n Rest, repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, comfort are comparable when they mean freedom from toil or strain. Rest, the most general term, implies withdrawal from all labor or exertion and suggests an opposition to the term work; it does not …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rest — (r[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resting}.] [AS. restan. See {Rest}, n.] 1. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion. [1913 Webster] God . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • REST — (von lateinisch re stare = übrig bleiben) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist sowie in der Mathematik das, was bei der Division übrigbleibt, siehe Division mit Rest in der Chemie das Gegenstück zur funktionellen Gruppe eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest — REST, resturi, s.n. 1. Ceea ce rămâne dintr un tot, dintr un ansamblu din care cea mai mare parte a fost consumată, îndepărtată, luată, scoasă; rămăşiţă. 2. Tot ceea ce nu face parte din rândul lucrurilor menţionate anterior. 3. Sumă de bani care …   Dicționar Român

  • rest — Ⅰ. rest [1] ► VERB 1) cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength. 2) allow to be inactive in order to regain or save strength or energy. 3) place or be placed so as to stay in a specified position: his feet rested on the table.… …   English terms dictionary

  • rest — rest2 [rest] n. [ME < MFr reste < OFr rester, to rest, remain < L restare, to stop, stand, rest, remain < re , back + stare, to STAND] 1. what is left after part is taken away; remainder 2. [with pl. v.] the others: Used with the vi.… …   English World dictionary

  • rest — [n1] inactivity break, breather*, breathing space*, calm, calmness, cessation, coffee break*, comfort, composure, cutoff, downtime*, doze, dreaminess, ease, forty winks*, halt, holiday, hush, idleness, interlude, intermission, interval, leisure,… …   New thesaurus

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