Another word for rest
see also sense 2; sleep.
State of inactivity
intermission, cessation, stillness, stop, stay, halt, stand, standstill, lull, discontinuance, interval, hush, silence, dead calm, stagnation, stagnancy, fixity, immobility, inactivity, quiescence, motionlessness, inertia, catalepsy, caesura, pause, full stop, deadlock, recess, noon hour; see also sense 1; peace 2.
Anything upon which an object rests
To take one's rest
sleep, slumber, doze, repose, lie down, retire, relax, unwind, lounge, let up, ease off, recuperate, rest up, take a rest, take a break, catch one's breath, refresh oneself, break the monotony, lean, recline, unbend, settle down, compose oneself for sleep, dream, drowse, take one's ease, be comfortable, stretch out, nap, nod, snooze*, take it easy*; see also relax 1, sleep.
To be still
To depend upon
Another word for restnoun
A pause or interval, as from work or duty:break, intermission, recess, respite, time-out. (Informal) breather. See continue
Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain:ease, leisure, relaxation, repose. See continue
The act or fact of dying:death, decease, demise, dissolution, extinction, passing, quietus. (Slang) curtain (used in plural). See live
To take repose by ceasing work or other effort for an interval of time:relax, unbend, unwind. Idioms: lead (or live) the life of Riley, take it easy. See continue
To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly:lie1 (down), recline, repose, stretch (out). See continue
To have an inherent basis:consist, dwell, exist, inhere, lie1, repose, reside. See start
To provide a basis for:base1, build, establish, found, ground, predicate, root1, underpin. See over
To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:depend on (or upon), hang on, hang upon, hinge on (or upon), turn on, turn upon. See start