"rests" in the noun sense
1. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest
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"
2. rest, ease, repose, relaxation
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility
"took his repose by the swimming pool"
3. respite, rest, relief, rest period
a pause for relaxation
"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
a state of inaction
"a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
5. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietus
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 support on which things can be put
"the gun was steadied on a special rest"
a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
"rests" in the verb sense
not move be in a resting position
2. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather
take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
give a rest to
"He rested his bad leg"
"Rest the dogs for a moment"
4. lie, 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"
be at rest
6. stay, remain, rest
stay the same remain in a certain state
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
"He remained unmoved by her tears"
"The bad weather continued for another week"
7. rest, reside, repose
be inherent or innate in
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
"Rest your head on my shoulder"
9. perch, roost, rest
sit, as on a branch
"The birds perched high in the tree"
10. pillow, rest
rest on or as if on a pillow
"pillow your head"
be inactive, refrain from acting
"The committee is resting over the summer"
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