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rest1

 
pronunciation:
rest
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
at rest, lay (something) to rest
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state of relaxation or sleep that restores the body.
With rest, she will recover soon.You should get some rest before the big event tomorrow.
synonyms:
repose
definition 2: the ease and comfort following exertion or work.
He needed a rest after moving all those boxes.
synonyms:
break, time-out
similar words:
comfort, letdown, relaxation, repose, respite
definition 3: relief from mental or emotional turmoil.
The baby-sitter arrived to give her a rest from the baby's screaming.
synonyms:
letup, relief, respite
definition 4: something used as a support.
a head rest
synonyms:
support
definition 5: the cessation of life; death.
She went to her rest at the age of eighty-three.
similar words:
death
definition 6: the ending or absence of motion.
The baby is so active that his body is at rest only when he's sleeping.
synonyms:
calm, cessation, stillness
similar words:
repose
definition 7: a place of shelter or lodging.
synonyms:
shelter
definition 8: in music, a distinct silence between tones, or the mark that indicates it.
To start playing at the right place, you have to pay close attention to the rests.
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phrase: at rest
phrase: lay (something) to rest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rested, resting, rests
definition 1: to relax, esp. by sleeping or lying down.
I rest a bit on the couch after work before starting dinner.
synonyms:
repose, unwind
antonyms:
toil
similar words:
idle, loll, nap, recline, relax, retire, sleep
definition 2: to terminate motion or activity.
We'll get as much done as we can, but we'll rest at three o'clock.
synonyms:
halt, stop
similar words:
cease, discontinue, end, pause, remain, sit, stand
definition 3: to become free of disturbance or anxiety.
They couldn't rest until they knew that their son was safe.
synonyms:
relax, repose
similar words:
daydream, groove, lie, vegetate
definition 4: to be supported.
The planks rested against the wall.
synonyms:
lean, lie, sit
similar words:
be, remain, stand
definition 5: in law, to voluntarily end the presentation of evidence in a case.
The defense rests, Your Honor.
similar words:
conclude, end, finish, stop
definition 6: to remain, as with no further action.
Let the matter rest.
synonyms:
remain, stay
similar words:
lie, repose, ride, slumber, stand
definition 7: of a look or gaze, to linger on something.
Her eyes rested on the figure across the street.
synonyms:
fall, linger
similar words:
gaze at, stare at
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to give relaxation to.
He rested his horse after their long ride.
synonyms:
retire, unwind
similar words:
idle, recline, refresh, relax, repose
definition 2: to put at rest.
This music rests me.
synonyms:
calm, ease, lighten
similar words:
lull, pacify, relax, soothe, tranquilize
definition 3: to put against or on a support.
She rested her head on the table.
synonyms:
lay, place, set
similar words:
deposit, lean, put, stand
definition 4: to bring to a stop or halt.
We rested our conversation when the professor began the lecture.
synonyms:
halt, stop
similar words:
arrest, cease, discontinue, end, interrupt, stay
definition 5: in law, to voluntarily end the presentation of evidence in (a case).
We rest our case.
similar words:
cease, conclude, discontinue, end
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derivations: rested (adj.), rester (n.)
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