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Definition

[n] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
[n] a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
[n] a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
[n] something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"
[n] 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"
[n] a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
[n] a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
[v] be at rest
[v] 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"
[v] take a short breath
[v] give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
[v] rest on or as if on a pillow, of one's head
[v] sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
[v] not move; be in a resting position
[v] put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
[v] be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
[v] be inherent or innate in;
[v] 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"

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Antonyms

be active, change, move