Synonyms for rest
- 1. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, part, portion, component part, component, constituent
- usage: something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
- 2. rest, ease, repose, relaxation, inactivity
- usage: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
- 3. respite, rest, relief, rest period, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
- usage: a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
- 4. rest, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness
- usage: a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
- 5. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus, death
- usage: 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"
- 6. rest, support
- usage: a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
- 7. rest, musical notation
- usage: a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
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- 1. rest, be
- usage: not move; be in a resting position
- 2. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, pause, intermit, break
- usage: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
- 3. rest
- usage: give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
- 4. lie, rest, be
- usage: 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"
- 5. rest, recumb, repose, recline
- usage: be at rest
- 6. stay, remain, rest, be
- usage: 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"
- 7. rest, reside, repose, inhere in, attach to
- usage: be inherent or innate in;
- 8. rest, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
- 9. perch, roost, rest, sit, sit down
- usage: sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
- 10. pillow, rest, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
- 11. rest
- usage: be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
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