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What is another word for rests?

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To stay in the same place or condition
To relax or be at ease
“I will need to rest at some stage to regain my stamina and energy.”
To cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“Work hard until the end of the day. Then you can rest.”
To place for support or steadying
“This is the kind of swanky establishment where they even have little stools for you to rest your handbag on.”
(rest on/upon) To be based on
“Classification appears to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.”
To be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“The awkward way his hands would rest on the keyboard would result in many accidental clicks.”
To remain or be left in a specified condition
“Parents can rest assured that their child will be given the best education available at this school.”
Plural for an instance or period of rest or relaxation
“Three weeks of rest would help his body heal from the injuries he had sustained.”
Plural for an instance or period of sleep or slumber
“Early in the morning, Frisby was awakened from his rest by the sound of someone knocking at the door.”
Plural for the remaining (other) people or things
“Add the remaining pod with the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.”
Plural for a motionless state
“The train started from rest before moving with constant acceleration.”
Plural for a pause or interval
“You should give yourself a rest from work if you feel mentally fatigued.”
Plural for the removal of stress or discomfort
“I just need some rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”
Plural for an object that is used to support something
“Find a shoulder rest that provides you with comfort and good support when playing the violin or viola.”
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