rest

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. remainder, remains, balance, residuum; repose; death. See music.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Repose]
Syn. sleep, ease, quiet, quietude, quietness, tranquillity, slumber, calm, calmness, peace, peacefulness, relaxation, recreation, refreshment, leisure, break, respite, recess, rest period, siesta, nap, doze, somnolence, dreaminess, comfort, breathing spell, vacation, holiday, time off, lull, lounge, lounging period, loafing period, R&R, decompression; see also sense 2; sleep .
Ant. strain*, restlessness, sleeplessness.
2. [State of inactivity]
Syn. intermission, cessation, stillness, stop, stay, halt, stand, standstill, lull, discontinuance, interval, hush, silence, dead calm, stagnation, stagnancy, fixity, immobility, inactivity, quiescence, motionlessness, inertia, catalepsy, caesura, pause, full stop, deadlock, recess, noon hour; see also sense 1; peace 2 .
Ant. continuance*, activity, bustle.
3. [Anything upon which an object rests]
Syn. support, prop, stay, seat, trestle, pillar, pedestal, base, bottom, pediment; see also foundation 2 .
4. [The remainder]
Syn. balance, residue, surplus, the others; see excess 4 , remainder .
5. [Death]
Syn. release, demise, eternal rest; see death 1 .
at rest,
Syn. in a state of repose, immobile, inactive; see resting 1 .
lay to rest,
Syn. inter, assign to the grave, entomb; see bury 1 .
v.
1. [To take one's rest]
Syn. sleep, slumber, doze, repose, lie down, retire, relax, unwind, lounge, let up, ease off, recuperate, rest up, take a rest, take a break, catch one's breath, refresh oneself, break the monotony, lean, recline, unbend, settle down, compose oneself for sleep, dream, drowse, take one's ease, be comfortable, stretch out, nap, nod, snooze*, take it easy*; see also relax 1 , sleep .
2. [To be still]
Syn. be quiet, lie still, stand still, pause, halt, stop, stop short, hold, cease, pull up, lie to, come to rest, rest on one's oars.
3. [To Depend upon]
Syn. be supported, be upheld, hang on, lie upon, be seated on, be propped by, be founded on, be based on; see also depend on 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. relaxation inactivity, break, ease, respite, recess, sleep, slumber, nap, repose, breather, time-out, lull, pause, *downtime. ''The end and reward of toil.''—James Beattie.
2. remainder balance, remains, excess, surplus.
3. base stand, holder, seat, bed, cradle.
II
v.
1. relax take a break, recess, sleep, slumber, nap, repose, take a breather, take a time-out, lounge, stop, hold up, pause, *put feet up, retire, *crash, catch one's breath, *recharge one's batteries.
2. lie lay, sit, stand, set, lean, prop.
3. depend rely, hinge, hang.
ANT.: 1. hustle, bustle, *do double-time, work, *break a sweat
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time: relax, unbend, unwind. Idioms: lead (or live) the life of Riley, take it easy. See CONTINUE. 2. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly: lie1 (down), recline, repose, stretch (out). See CONTINUE. 3. To have an inherent basis: consist, dwell, exist, inhere, lie1, repose, reside. See START. 4. To provide a basis for: base1, build, establish, found, ground, predicate, root1, underpin. See OVER.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A pause or interval, as from work or duty: break, intermission, recess, respite, time-out. Informal: breather. See CONTINUE. 2. Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain: ease, leisure, relaxation, repose. See CONTINUE. 3. The act or fact of dying: death, decease, demise, dissolution, extinction, passing, quietus. Slang: curtain (used in plural). See LIVE.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun What remains after a part has been used or subtracted: balance, leavings, leftover, remainder, remains, remnant, residue. See LEFTOVER.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rest — Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G. ruhe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rest*/*/*/ — [rest] noun I 1) [singular] the part of something that remains, or the people or things that remain I m not really hungry – do you want the rest?[/ex] Rain will spread to the rest of the country by evening.[/ex] The rest of the attackers were in… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Rest — (von lateinisch: restare = „übrig bleiben“/„übrigbleiben“, aus: re = „zurück“, „wieder“ sowie stare = „stehen“; spätmittelhochdeutsch: rest[e]; italienisch: resto = „übrig bleibender Geldbetrag“) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest — vi: to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case the defense rest s vt: to cease presenting evidence pertinent to (a case) I rest my case Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • rest# — rest n Rest, repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, comfort are comparable when they mean freedom from toil or strain. Rest, the most general term, implies withdrawal from all labor or exertion and suggests an opposition to the term work; it does not …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Rest — (r[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Rested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resting}.] [AS. restan. See {Rest}, n.] 1. To cease from action or motion, especially from action which has caused weariness; to desist from labor or exertion. [1913 Webster] God . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • REST — (von lateinisch re stare = übrig bleiben) bedeutet allgemein etwas, das übrig geblieben ist sowie in der Mathematik das, was bei der Division übrigbleibt, siehe Division mit Rest in der Chemie das Gegenstück zur funktionellen Gruppe eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rest — REST, resturi, s.n. 1. Ceea ce rămâne dintr un tot, dintr un ansamblu din care cea mai mare parte a fost consumată, îndepărtată, luată, scoasă; rămăşiţă. 2. Tot ceea ce nu face parte din rândul lucrurilor menţionate anterior. 3. Sumă de bani care …   Dicționar Român

  • rest — Ⅰ. rest [1] ► VERB 1) cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength. 2) allow to be inactive in order to regain or save strength or energy. 3) place or be placed so as to stay in a specified position: his feet rested on the table.… …   English terms dictionary

  • rest — rest2 [rest] n. [ME < MFr reste < OFr rester, to rest, remain < L restare, to stop, stand, rest, remain < re , back + stare, to STAND] 1. what is left after part is taken away; remainder 2. [with pl. v.] the others: Used with the vi.… …   English World dictionary

  • rest — [n1] inactivity break, breather*, breathing space*, calm, calmness, cessation, coffee break*, comfort, composure, cutoff, downtime*, doze, dreaminess, ease, forty winks*, halt, holiday, hush, idleness, interlude, intermission, interval, leisure,… …   New thesaurus

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.