Synonyms for rest

Synonyms for (noun) rest

Synonyms: rest, relaxation, repose, ease

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

Usage: took his repose by the swimming pool

Similar words: inactivity

Definition: being inactive; being less active


Synonyms: rest

Definition: a support on which things can be put

Usage: the gun was steadied on a special rest

Similar words: support

Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing

Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf


Synonyms: rest

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

Similar words: musical notation

Definition: (music) notation used by musicians


Synonyms: balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, remainder

Definition: something left after other parts have been taken away

Usage: there was no remainder; he threw away the rest; he took what he wanted and I got the balance

Similar words: part, portion, constituent, component, component part

Definition: something determined in relation to something that includes it

Usage: he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself; I read a portion of the manuscript; the smaller component is hard to reach; the animal constituent of plankton


Synonyms: sleep, quietus, rest, eternal rest, eternal sleep

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

Usage: she was laid to rest beside her husband; they had to put their family pet to sleep

Similar words: death

Definition: the absence of life or state of being dead

Usage: he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life


Synonyms: rest

Definition: a state of inaction

Usage: a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Definition: the state of being inactive


Synonyms: respite, rest, rest period, relief

Definition: a pause for relaxation

Usage: people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests

Similar words: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension

Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Synonyms for (verb) rest

Synonyms: rest

Definition: be at rest

Similar words: recline, recumb, repose

Definition: lean in a comfortable resting position

Usage: He was reposing on the couch


Synonyms: remain, rest, stay

Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state

Usage: 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

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: rest, take a breather, breathe, catch one's breath

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

Similar words: break, pause, intermit

Definition: cease an action temporarily

Usage: We pause for station identification; let's break for lunch


Synonyms: rest, pillow

Definition: rest on or as if on a pillow

Usage: pillow your head

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: roost, perch, rest

Definition: sit, as on a branch

Usage: The birds perched high in the tree

Similar words: sit, sit down

Definition: be seated


Synonyms: rest

Definition: not move; be in a resting position

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer


Synonyms: rest

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

Usage: Rest your head on my shoulder

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: repose, reside, rest

Definition: be inherent or innate in;

Similar words: inhere in, attach to

Definition: be part of

Usage: This problem inheres in the design


Synonyms: lie, rest

Definition: have a place in relation to something else

Usage: The fate of Bosnia lies in the hands of the West; The responsibility rests with the Allies

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?