Noun Definition


1.Definition: a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration

Category: General

2.Definition: a pause for relaxation

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

Related Noun(s):relief, respite

Category: General

3.Definition: a state of inaction

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

Category: General

4.Definition: a support on which things can be put

"The gun was steadied on a special rest"

Category: Objects

5.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):quietus, sleep

Category: General

6.Definition: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Related Noun(s):ease, relaxation, repose

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):balance, remainder, residual, residue, residuum

Category: General