Synonyms of rest in English

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rest1


See definition of rest

verb

1‘he needed to rest and think’

SYNONYMS

relax, take a rest, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, pause, have a break, take a break, unbend, repose, laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, lounge, luxuriate, loll, slump, flop, put one's feet up, lie down, go to bed, have a nap, take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have a siesta, take a siesta, drowse, sleep

informal de-stress, take five, have a breather, take a breather, veg out, snooze, snatch forty winks, get some shut-eye

British informal kip, have a kip, get some kip

North American informal chill out, kick back, catch some Zs

literary slumber

2‘his hands rested on the small rucksack he carried’

SYNONYMS

lie, be laid, recline, repose, be, be placed, be positioned

be supported by, be propped up by

3‘she rested her basket on the ground’

SYNONYMS

support, steady, balance, lean, lay, set, sit, stand, position, place, put

4‘the film script rests on an improbable premise’

SYNONYMS

be based on, be grounded in, be founded on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on, hinge on, turn on, hang on, pivot on, be contingent on, revolve around, centre on


noun

1‘get some rest, or you won't be fit for tomorrow’

SYNONYMS

repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, inactivity, respite, time off, time out, breathing space

sleep

period of relaxation, period of repose, nap, doze, siesta

informal shut-eye, snooze, lie-down, forty winks

British informal kip

literary slumber

2‘I was in need of a short rest from work’

SYNONYMS

holiday, recess

break, breathing space, pause, interval, interlude, intermission

time off, time out

North American vacation

informal breather

North American informal vacay

3‘she took the poker from its rest’

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stand, base, holder, support, stay, prop, brace, rack, hook, frame, shelf, bracket, trestle, tripod, plinth, pedestal, foundation, bed, foot, substructure

4‘our landing was cushioned by the snow, and we came to rest 100 metres lower’

SYNONYMS

a standstill, a halt, a stop

stationary


Synonyms of rest in English

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rest2


See definition of rest

noun

1‘only the chairman has been elected—the rest are appointees’

SYNONYMS

remainder, residue, balance, remaining number, remaining part, remaining quantity, part/number/quantity, number that is left over, part that is left over, quantity that is left over, others, those left, remains, remnant, remnants, rump, surplus, difference, extra, excess, superfluity, overflow, overspill, additional material, additional people, additional things, extra material, extra people, extra things

technical residuum


verb

1‘you may rest assured that he is there’

SYNONYMS

remain, continue to be, stay, keep, persist in being, carry on being, go on being