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Overview of noun rest

The noun rest has 7 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (44) 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. (6) rest, ease, repose, relaxation

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

3. (3) respite, rest, relief, rest period

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

4. (1) rest

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

5. (1) 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")

6. (1) rest

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

7. rest

(a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration)


Overview of verb rest

The verb rest has 11 senses? (first 10 from tagged texts)
1. (20) rest

(not move; be in a resting position)

2. (8) rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather

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

3. (6) rest

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

4. (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")

5. (4) rest

(be at rest)

6. (2) stay, remain, rest

(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")

7. (1) rest, reside, repose

(be inherent or innate in;)

8. (1) rest

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

9. (1) perch, roost, rest

(sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree")

10. (1) pillow, rest

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

11. rest

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

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