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English noun: rest

1. rest something left after other parts have been taken away

SamplesThere was no remainder.
He threw away the rest.
He took what he wanted and I got the balance.

Synonymsbalance, remainder, residual, residue, residuum

Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion

Narrower (hyponym)leftover, remnant

2. rest (act) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

SamplesTook his repose by the swimming pool.

Synonymsease, relaxation, repose

Broader (hypernym)inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)bed rest, bedrest, dormancy, laziness, leisure, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

3. rest (time) a pause for relaxation

SamplesPeople actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests.

Synonymsrelief, respite, rest period

Broader (hypernym)break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Narrower (hyponym)breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

4. rest (state) a state of inaction

SamplesA body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon.

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

5. rest (state) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

SamplesShe was laid to rest beside her husband.
They had to put their family pet to sleep.

Synonymseternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus, sleep

Broader (hypernym)death

6. rest (artifact) a support on which things can be put

SamplesThe gun was steadied on a special rest.

Broader (hypernym)support

Narrower (hyponym)armrest, chin rest, headrest

7. rest (communication) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

Broader (hypernym)musical notation

Narrower (hyponym)half rest, quarter rest, whole rest

English verb: rest

1. rest (contact) not move; be in a resting position

ExamplesSam and Sue rest

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)kneel, stand, stand up

2. rest (communication) take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

ExamplesSam and Sue rest

Synonymsbreathe, catch one's breath, take a breather

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, intermit, pause

3. rest (communication) give a rest to

SamplesHe rested his bad leg.
Rest the dogs for a moment.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)blow

4. rest (stative) have a place in relation to something else

SamplesThe fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West.
The responsibility rests with the Allies.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be

Verb grouplie

5. rest (body) be at rest

ExamplesSam and Sue rest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)recline, recumb, repose

Narrower (hyponym)catch some Z's, drowse, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber

Antonymsbe active, move

6. rest (change) stay the same; remain in a certain state

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsremain, stay

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)be, keep, keep out, sit tight, stand, stay fresh, stay together, stick together


7. rest (stative) be inherent or innate in

Synonymsrepose, reside

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)attach to, inhere in

8. rest (contact) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

SamplesRest your head on my shoulder.

ExamplesThey rest their rifles on the cabinet

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

9. rest (contact) sit, as on a branch

SamplesThe birds perched high in the tree.

ExamplesSome big birds rest in the tree, There rest some big birds in the tree

Synonymsperch, roost

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)sit, sit down

10. rest (contact) rest on or as if on a pillow

SamplesPillow your head.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

11. rest (social) be inactive, refrain from acting

SamplesThe committee is resting over the summer.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Narrower (hyponym)hibernate

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