Definition of rest


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • rest is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 4 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • rest is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 4 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of rest

  • sit, as on a branch (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. perch
    2. roost

  • stay the same; remain in a certain state (verb)

    Examples

    1. rest assured

    Synonyms

    1. remain
    2. stay

  • euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb) (noun)

    Examples

    1. she was laid to rest beside her husband

    Synonyms

    1. eternal rest
    2. eternal sleep
    3. quietus
    4. sleep

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

    Synonyms

    1. breathe
    2. catch one's breath
    3. take a breather

  • freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. ease
    2. relaxation
    3. repose

  • rest on or as if on a pillow (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. pillow

  • something left after other parts have been taken away (noun)

    Examples

    1. he threw away the rest

    Synonyms

    1. balance
    2. remainder
    3. residual
    4. residue
    5. residuum

  • a pause for relaxation (noun)

    Examples

    1. people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

    Synonyms

    1. relief
    2. respite
    3. rest period

  • be inherent or innate in (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. repose
    2. reside

  • have a place in relation to something else (verb)

    Examples

    1. The responsibility rests with the Allies

    Synonyms

    1. lie

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

  • a state of inaction (noun)

    Examples

    1. a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon

  • a support on which things can be put (noun)

    Examples

    1. the gun was steadied on a special rest

  • be at rest (verb)

  • be inactive, refrain from acting (verb)

    Examples

    1. The committee is resting over the summer

  • give a rest to (verb)

    Examples

    1. He rested his bad leg

  • not move; be in a resting position (verb)

  • put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying (verb)

See definition of rest in Merriam Webster