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1. rest

noun. ['ˈrɛst'] something left after other parts have been taken away.

Synonyms

  • portion
  • residue
  • part
  • leftover
  • residuum
  • component
  • remnant
  • component part
  • remainder
  • residual
  • constituent

Antonyms

  • repair
  • enliven
  • validate
  • continue

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Rest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Example sentences of the word rest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place the rest of the belt inside the snow blower and screw the plate back onto the motor.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Without moving the tile, rest the breaker bar on the tile and press firmly to break the tile.

Quotes containing the word rest


1. I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.
- Conor Oberst

2. We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

3. I'm always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don't rest. I love waking up knowing that I have a problem to solve.
- Nile Rodgers

2. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] not move; be in a resting position.

Synonyms

  • be
  • stand
  • kneel

Antonyms

  • sit
  • inside
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax.

Synonyms

  • take a breather
  • intermit
  • catch one's breath
  • pause
  • break

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • unbalance
  • radial asymmetry
  • asymmetry

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] give a rest to.

Antonyms

  • inequality

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. rest

noun. ['ˈrɛst'] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility).

Synonyms

  • laziness
  • dormancy
  • repose
  • lie-in
  • bed rest
  • bedrest
  • leisure
  • sleeping
  • quiescence
  • inactivity
  • ease
  • relaxation

Antonyms

  • compression
  • increase
  • low relief
  • high relief

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] be at rest.

Synonyms

  • recumb
  • repose
  • recline
  • sleep
  • slumber
  • catch some Z's
  • drowse
  • log Z's

Antonyms

  • be active
  • erect
  • difficult
  • difficulty

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] have a place in relation to something else.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • suffer

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rest

noun. ['ˈrɛst'] a pause for relaxation.

Synonyms

  • interruption
  • breathing space
  • breath
  • relief
  • respite
  • suspension
  • breather
  • breathing spell
  • rest period
  • pause
  • intermission
  • break
  • breathing place

Antonyms

  • venial sin
  • discomposure
  • work time
  • waking

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. rest

verb. ['ˈrɛst'] stay the same; remain in a certain state.

Synonyms

  • be
  • stay together
  • stand
  • keep out
  • remain
  • keep
  • stick together
  • sit tight
  • stay

Antonyms

  • effortfulness
  • stay in place
  • unnaturalness
  • strengthening

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. rest

noun. ['ˈrɛst'] a support on which things can be put.

Synonyms

  • armrest
  • support
  • headrest

Antonyms

  • discomfort
  • keep quiet
  • function
  • stay

Etymology

  • rest (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rest (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reste (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reste (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • resten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • restan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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