(1) Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
"Took his repose by the swimming pool"
(2) A support on which things can be put
"The gun was steadied on a special rest"
(3) A musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
(4) 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"
(5) 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"
(6) A state of inaction
"A body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
(7) A pause for relaxation
"People actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
(8) Be at rest
(9) Stay the same; remain in a certain state
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
"He remained unmoved by her tears"
"The bad weather continued for another week"
(10) Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
(11) Give a rest to
"He rested his bad leg"
"Rest the dogs for a moment"
(12) Rest on or as if on a pillow
"Pillow your head"
(13) Sit, as on a branch
"The birds perched high in the tree"
(14) Not move; be in a resting position
(15) Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying
"Rest your head on my shoulder"
(16) Be inactive, refrain from acting
"The committee is resting over the summer"
(17) 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"