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Synonyms for rest
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rest

    Ease denotes freedom from cause of disturbance, whether external or internal. Quiet denotes freedom from agitation, or especially from annoying sounds. Rest is a cessation of activity especially of wearying or painful activity. Recreation is some pleasing activity of certain organs or faculties that affords rest to other parts of our nature that have become weary. Repose is a laying down, primarily of the body, and figuratively a similar freedom from toil or strain of mind. Repose is more complete than rest; a pause is a momentary cessation of activity; a black-smith finds a temporary rest while the iron is heating, but he does not yield to repose; in a pause of battle a soldier rests on his arms; after the battle the victor reposes on his laurels. Sleep is the perfection of repose, the most complete rest; slumber is a light and ordinarily pleasant form of sleep. In the figurative sense, rest of mind, soul, conscience, is not mere cessation of activity, but a pleasing, tranquil relief from all painful and wearying activity; repose is even more deep, tranquil, and complete.

    Synonyms:
    calm, calmness, cessation, ease, intermission, pause, peace, peacefulness, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, recreation, repose, sleep, slumber, stay, stillness, stop, tranquillity

    Antonyms:
    agitation, commotion, disquiet, disturbance, excitement, motion, movement, restlessness, rush, stir, strain, toil, tumult, unrest, work

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. restnoun

    Synonyms:
    quiet, repose, cessation, tranquillity, peace, security, pause, interval, intermission

    Antonyms:
    tumult, commotion, agitation, disquiet, unrest, insecurity, continuity, uninterruptedness, progression, restlessness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, restnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    remainder, relief, counterbalance, end, quietus, difference, relaxation, symmetry, equaliser, residual, ease, balance, proportion, residuum, repose, equalizer, counterweight, rest period, eternal sleep, residue, sleep, counterpoise, equilibrium, remnant, symmetricalness, equipoise, correspondence, oddment, balance wheel, proportionality, eternal rest, respite

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  2. rest, ease, repose, relaxationnoun

    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

    "took his repose by the swimming pool"

    Synonyms:
    rest period, tranquility, eternal sleep, repose, peace of mind, loosening, balance, relaxation behavior, relief, ease, simplicity, eternal rest, quiet, simpleness, easiness, placidity, informality, relaxation method, comfort, peace, relaxation, tranquillity, residual, quietus, liberalisation, peacefulness, ataraxis, remainder, residue, residuum, sleep, heartsease, serenity, slackening, liberalization, respite

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  3. respite, rest, relief, rest periodnoun

    a pause for relaxation

    "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

    Synonyms:
    backup man, rest period, stand-in, eternal sleep, repose, balance, respite, relaxation, relief, ease, suspension, backup, rilievo, succour, time out, assuagement, eternal rest, recess, reprieve, residual, succor, easing, break, alleviation, quietus, easement, reliever, abatement, fill-in, hiatus, substitute, relievo, residue, embossment, residuum, sleep, remainder, ministration, sculptural relief, moderation

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  4. restnoun

    a state of inaction

    "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"

    Synonyms:
    eternal rest, residue, quietus, respite, residual, ease, balance, eternal sleep, repose, remainder, relief, rest period, residuum, sleep, relaxation

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  5. rest, eternal rest, sleep, eternal sleep, quietusnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    remainder, relief, sopor, relaxation, respite, repose, balance, ease, residuum, rest period, residual, nap, eternal sleep, residue, eternal rest, slumber, sleep, quietus

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  6. restnoun

    a support on which things can be put

    "the gun was steadied on a special rest"

    Synonyms:
    eternal rest, residue, quietus, respite, residual, ease, balance, eternal sleep, repose, remainder, relief, rest period, residuum, sleep, relaxation

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  7. restverb

    a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

    Synonyms:
    eternal rest, residue, quietus, respite, residual, ease, balance, eternal sleep, repose, remainder, relief, rest period, residuum, sleep, relaxation

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  8. restverb

    not move; be in a resting position

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  9. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breatherverb

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

    Synonyms:
    take a breather, stay, respire, emit, perch, pass off, breathe, suspire, repose, lie, remain, reside, catch one's breath, take a breath, pillow, roost

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  10. restverb

    give a rest to

    "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  11. lie, restverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, catch one's breath, reside, dwell, pillow, roost, remain, lie down, breathe, repose, stay, perch, lie, consist, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  12. restverb

    be at rest

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  13. stay, remain, restverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    breathe, quell, delay, bide, stick, pillow, stay, repose, last out, perch, ride out, persist, catch one's breath, appease, lie, remain, take a breather, reside, stick around, abide, stay on, stay put, outride, continue, detain, roost

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  14. rest, reside, reposeverb

    be inherent or innate in;

    Synonyms:
    take a breather, perch, occupy, stay, domicile, lodge in, put down, shack, pillow, breathe, repose, lie, remain, reside, catch one's breath, lay, recumb, domiciliate, recline, roost

    Antonyms:
    be active, move

  15. restverb

    put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying

    "Rest your head on my shoulder"

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  16. perch, roost, restverb

    sit, as on a branch

    "The birds perched high in the tree"

    Synonyms:
    alight, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, light, roost, lie, catch one's breath, stay, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  17. pillow, restverb

    rest on or as if on a pillow

    "pillow your head"

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

  18. restverb

    be inactive, refrain from acting

    "The committee is resting over the summer"

    Synonyms:
    stay, breathe, reside, perch, remain, pillow, repose, roost, lie, catch one's breath, take a breather

    Antonyms:
    move, be active

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. REST

    Synonyms:
    RE1-silencing transcription factor, neuron restrictive silencer factor, NRSF, repressor binding to the X2 box, XBR, X2 box repressor, Neural-restrictive silencer factor

  2. REST

    Synonyms:
    Restriction of Environmental Stimulation Therapy

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How to use rest in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A monkey plays only with the monkeys, a donkey only enjoys the bray of the donkeys; these and other examples prove that the NATURE helps round the clock to bring & bond together automatically every living creature of the common internal features and there is absolutely no glitch possible in its working & the people can’t be an exception. So rest assured, a person doesn’t need to surround anyone or go around finding someone better & beautiful as everything depends purely on everyone’s own nature and no one has a different associates than who s/he is as character in life i.e. a good individual gets only the good, a positive stays always with the positive and so it goes with the others.

  2. Del Rio:

    He said, ‘ This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being Del Rio, ’ i told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing. Well, that doesn't speak very well of Coach Del Rio's character either. The coach respects a man who disrespects the country ? I suspect this will not be the last episode of anti-American activity at NFL games. So I recommend head coaches take immediate action to deter such behavior. If you ride the bench during the Star-Spangled Banner, you should ride the bench for the rest of season. It would be a gutsy move -- but unlikely -- considering the lack of courage and patriotism in the National Football League. Todd Starnes is host of Fox News Commentary. Todd Starnes latest book is.

  3. Kam McLeod:

    Basically, he's going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that, rest in peace, Alan Schmegelsky. I love you. I'm so sorry all this had to happen. I'm so sorry that I couldn't rescue you.

  4. Ashima:

    There are only two types of people. Those who dance with their soul and others who move to the beats. I am not sure what rest of the world does!

  5. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    We have heard much of the phrase, peace and friendship. This phrase, in expressing the aspiration of America, is not complete. We should say instead, peace and friendship, in freedom. This, I think, is America's real message to the rest of the world.


Translations for rest

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  • rusAfrikaans
  • استراح, استراحة, راحة, أثارة, باقيةArabic
  • dincəlmək, istirahətAzerbaijani
  • адпачыва́ць, спако́й, адпачы́накBelarusian
  • почива́м, о́тдих, почи́вкаBulgarian
  • descansar, reposar, descans, repòs, restaCatalan, Valencian
  • spočívat, odpočívat, zůstat, klid, pauza, odpočinek, oddech, podpěra, zbytekCzech
  • ro, hvileDanish
  • ruhen, Pause, Stillstand, Ruhe, Lehne, Pausenzeichen, Hilfsqueue, Erholung, RestGerman
  • ακουμπώ, ξεκουράζομαι, αναπαύομαι, ξεκουράζω, παύση, ηρεμία, ακινησία, βάση, ανάπαυση, υπόλοιποGreek
  • ripozi, ripozo, kvietmaso, kvieto, subtenilo, paŭzo, restaĵoEsperanto
  • descansar, desistir, reposar, brazo, reposo, pausa, descanso, resto, sobraSpanish
  • puhkus, jääkEstonian
  • atseden hartuBasque
  • استراحت کردن, آرامش, استراحتPersian
  • huilia, levähtää, vetäytyä, [[asettaa]] [[noja, nojata, levätä, jäädä, lepuuttaa, huilata, tukea, lepotila, taukomerkki, lepo, sija, tyyneys, kannatin, lepotauko, tuki, tauko, teline, rauha, noja, paussi, paikka, rauhallisuus, loppuFinnish
  • steðgur, hvíldFaroese
  • reposer, paix, repos, resteFrench
  • glac suaimhneas, sos, fos, támh, scíthIrish
  • leig anail, laigh, cuir, tàmh, fois, anail, tosd, neo-ghluaisneachd, socair, còrr, càchScottish Gaelic
  • descansar, repousar, asueto, descanso, repouso, restoGalician
  • מנוחהHebrew
  • आराम करना, आरामHindi
  • pihen, pihenésHungarian
  • հանգստանալ, հանգիստ, դադար, քունArmenian
  • beristirahatIndonesian
  • apogar, repozarIdo
  • hvíla, hvíld, þögn, rest, afgangurIcelandic
  • riposarsi, riposare, riposo, pace, restoItalian
  • 休む, 休み, 残りJapanese
  • დასვენებაGeorgian
  • демалуKazakh
  • សំរាកKhmer
  • 쉬다, 休息, 휴식Korean
  • эс алыш, дем алыш, дем алууKyrgyz
  • requiesco, jaceoLatin
  • raschten, RaschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • poilsisLithuanian
  • atpūtaLatvian
  • okioki, whakanā, mōmōhanga, toengaMāori
  • почива, одморMacedonian
  • विश्रांति करने, आराम, विश्रांतीMarathi
  • hvileNorwegian
  • stilstaan, rusten, daarbij laten, rust, nachtrust, stilstand, kalmte, rest, rusttekenDutch
  • odpoczywać, odpoczynek, resztaPolish
  • repousar, deitar, descansar, pausa, repouso, paz, descanso, apoio, descanso eterno, tranquilidade, sobra, restoPortuguese
  • repauza, odihni, repaus, semn de pauză, pace, odihnă, restRomanian
  • остава́ться, отдыха́ть, отдохну́ть, почива́ть, оста́ться, о́тдых, па́уза, подста́вка, упо́р, поко́й, подпо́рка, оста́токRussian
  • odmoriti, počivati, почивати, одморити, odmor, одморSerbo-Croatian
  • odpočívať, pokoj, odpočinokSlovak
  • spočiti, mirovati, počivati, počitek, oddih, mirovanje, ostanekSlovene
  • pushimAlbanian
  • vila, låta, ligga, paustecken, stöd, paus, restSwedish
  • నిశ్చలము, నూతనోత్సహము, విడుదలగుట, ఉపశమనము, మిగిలినవారు, మిగిలినది, మిగిలినవిTelugu
  • истироҳатTajik
  • พักผ่อน, การพักผ่อนThai
  • dynçTurkmen
  • dinlenmek, dinlenmeTurkish
  • відпочива́ти, відпочи́нок, ре́штаUkrainian
  • آرامUrdu
  • olmoq, dam, istirohatUzbek
  • nghỉ ngơiVietnamese
  • takädönVolapük

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