Definition of rest:
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"
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
a pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
a state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
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"
a support on which things can be put; "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
not move; be in a resting position
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"
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"
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"
be inherent or innate in;
put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"