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  • a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  • a support on which things can be put
    • the gun was steadied on a special rest
  • 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
  • a state of inaction
    • a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon
  • a pause for relaxation
    • people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests
  • freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • 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
  • be inactive, refrain from acting
    • The committee is resting over the summer
  • rest on or as if on a pillow
    • pillow your head
  • sit, as on a branch
    • The birds perched high in the tree
  • put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
    • Rest your head on my shoulder
  • be inherent or innate in;
  • 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
  • be at rest
  • 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
  • give a rest to
    • He rested his bad leg
    • Rest the dogs for a moment
  • take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • not move; be in a resting position
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