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rest as in 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"

Synonyms

  • remainder sell cheaply as remainders; something left after other parts have been taken away; the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor ; the number that remains after subtraction; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  • balance bring into balance or equilibrium; compute credits and debits of an account ; hold or carry in equilibrium ; be in equilibrium; a state of equilibrium ; equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account ; harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); equality of distribution ; something left after other parts have been taken away; the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account ; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra ; the seventh sign of the zodiac; (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; a weight that balances another weight ; a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; a scale for weighing
  • residual relating to or indicating a remainder; something left after other parts have been taken away; (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing
  • residue matter that remains after something has been removed ; something left after other parts have been taken away
  • residuum something left after other parts have been taken away
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rest as in freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  • "took his repose by the swimming pool"

Synonyms

  • ease move gently or carefully; lessen pain or discomfort; make easier; lessen the intensity of or calm; freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state; the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); freedom from constraint or embarrassment; freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  • repose freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); the absence of mental stress or anxiety ; a disposition free from stress or emotion ; put or confide something in a person or thing; be inherent or innate in ; lie when dead; lean in a comfortable resting position; put in a horizontal position; to put something (eg trust) in something
  • relaxation (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers ; (physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance ; a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; an occurrence of control or strength weakening; freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount ; the act of making less strict
rest as in a pause for relaxation
  • "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

Synonyms

  • respite postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution ; a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort ; a pause from doing something (as work); an interruption in the intensity or amount of something ; a pause for relaxation; the act of reprieving
  • relief the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced; the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress); (law) redress awarded by a court; someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); assistance in time of difficulty; a pause for relaxation; a change for the better ; aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped; the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background ; the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged
  • rest period a pause for relaxation
rest as in a state of inaction
  • "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
rest as in 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"

Synonyms

  • eternal rest euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
  • sleep be asleep ; be able to accommodate for sleeping; a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; a torpid state resembling deep sleep ; a period of time spent sleeping; euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
  • eternal sleep euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
  • quietus euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
rest as in a support on which things can be put
  • "the gun was steadied on a special rest"
rest as in a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
    rest as in not move
    • "be in a resting position"
    rest as in take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

      Synonyms

      • breathe draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; be alive; impart as if by breathing; allow the passage of air through; utter or tell; manifest or evince; take a short break from one's activities in order to relax ; reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; expel (gases or odors)
      • catch one's breath take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
      • take a breather take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
      rest as in give a rest to
      • "He rested his bad leg"
      • "Rest the dogs for a moment"
      rest as in 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"

      Synonyms

      • lie a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth ; Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968) ; position or manner in which something is situated ; be located or situated somewhere; be lying, be prostrate; originate (in); be and remain in a particular state or condition; tell an untruth; have a place in relation to something else; assume a reclining position
      rest as in be at rest
        rest as in 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"

        Synonyms

        • stay continuing or remaining in a place or state; the state of inactivity following an interruption; a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset) ; (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar ; stay the same; stay put (in a certain place); dwell; continue in a place, position, or situation; remain behind; stop or halt; stay behind; hang on during a trial of endurance; stop a judicial process; fasten with stays ; overcome or allay
        • remain stay the same; continue in a place, position, or situation; be left; stay behind
        rest as in be inherent or innate in

          Synonyms

          • reside make one's home in a particular place or community; live (in a certain place); be inherent or innate in
          • repose freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); the absence of mental stress or anxiety ; a disposition free from stress or emotion ; put or confide something in a person or thing; be inherent or innate in ; lie when dead; lean in a comfortable resting position; put in a horizontal position; to put something (eg trust) in something
          rest as in put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
          • "Rest your head on my shoulder"
          rest as in sit, as on a branch
          • "The birds perched high in the tree"

          Synonyms

          • perch sit, as on a branch; to come to rest, settle; cause to perch or sit; support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird) ; a linear measure of 16.5 feet ; a square rod of land ; an elevated place serving as a seat ; any of numerous fishes of America and Europe ; spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes ; any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
          • roost sit, as on a branch; settle down or stay, as if on a roost ; a shelter with perches for fowl or other birds ; a perch on which domestic fowl rest or sleep
          rest as in rest on or as if on a pillow
          • "pillow your head"

          Synonyms

          • pillow rest on or as if on a pillow; a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
          rest as in be inactive, refrain from acting
          • "The committee is resting over the summer"

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