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Dictionary definition for: Rest

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

2. (n) 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"

3. (n) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) "took his repose by the swimming pool"

4. (v) take a short break from one''s activities in order to relax

5. (v) give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg" "Rest the dogs for a moment"

6. (n) a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

7. (v) 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"

8. (n) a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

9. (v) be at rest

10. (n) 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"

11. (v) 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"

12. (n) a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

13. (n) a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

14. (v) be inherent or innate in;

15. (v) put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"

16. (v) sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"

17. (v) rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"

18. (v) be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"

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