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Definitions of rest:
  • noun:   freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  • noun:   a support on which things can be put
    Example: "The gun was steadied on a special rest"
  • noun:   a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  • noun:   euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
    Example: "She was laid to rest beside her husband"
  • noun:   a state of inaction
    Example: "A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  • noun:   a pause for relaxation
    Example: "People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  • noun:   something left after other parts have been taken away
    Example: "He threw away the rest"
  • verb:   be inactive, refrain from acting
    Example: "The committee is resting over the summer"
  • verb:   be inherent or innate in;
  • verb:   take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • verb:   give a rest to
    Example: "He rested his bad leg"
  • verb:   not move; be in a resting position
  • verb:   put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    Example: "Rest your head on my shoulder"
  • verb:   be at rest
  • verb:   have a place in relation to something else
    Example: "The responsibility rests with the Allies"
  • verb:   rest on or as if on a pillow
  • verb:   stay the same; remain in a certain state
    Example: "Rest assured"
  • verb:   sit, as on a branch

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