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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.


Synonymslie


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


Antonymschange

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.


Synonymspillow


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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