a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
be at rest
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"
take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment"
rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
not move; be in a resting position
a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest" <