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Rest
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Rest as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 56 answers for the crossword clue 'Rest ', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Rest a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

Rest is a 2 word phrase featuring 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Friday, 17 December 2021 with the answer being REPOSE, we also found REPOSE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
  • 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
  • A pause for relaxation; "people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"
  • 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 state of inaction; "a body will continue in a state of rest until acted upon"
  • Put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; "Rest your head on my shoulder"
  • Be at rest
  • 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"
  • Sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the tree"
  • 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"
  • Rest on or as if on a pillow; "pillow your head"
  • Not move; be in a resting position
  • Be inactive, refrain from acting; "The committee is resting over the summer"
  • Be inherent or innate 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"
  • 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"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

LIE
A statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

NAP
Sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

SIT
Show to a seat; assign a seat for; "The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith"

4 Letters

AREA
A part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

CHIN
Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India

EASE
Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"

LULL
Make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

RELY
Have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

STAY
Continuing or remaining in a place or state; "they had a nice stay in Paris"; "a lengthy hospital stay"; "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"

STOP
A brief stay in the course of a journey; "they made a stopover to visit their friends"

TAKE
Engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

5 Letters

BREAK
An escape from jail; "the breakout was carefully planned"

CHILL
Coldness due to a cold environment

PAUSE
Temporary inactivity

PERCH
Any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

RELAX
Cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

ROOST
A shelter with perches for fowl or other birds

SLEEP
A torpid state resembling deep sleep

6 Letters

DEPEND
Be contingent upon (something that is elided); "That depends"

PILLOW
A cushion to support the head of a sleeping person

RECESS
A pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

RELIEF
The act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"

REMAIN
Be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"

REPOSE
Freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"

RESIDE
Live (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"

SETTLE
Become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy"

SIESTA
A nap in the early afternoon (especially in hot countries)

UNWIND
Cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

7 Letters

BALANCE
A wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

BREATHE
Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

HOLIDAY
A day on which work is suspended by law or custom; "no mail is delivered on federal holidays"; "it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover"

LEISURE
Freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity; "he lacked the leisure for golf"

LIEDOWN
Assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"

QUIETUS
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"

RECLINE
Lean in a comfortable resting position; "He was reposing on the couch"

RESIDUE
Matter that remains after something has been removed

RESPITE
A pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

SLUMBER
A natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"

SURPLUS
A quantity much larger than is needed

TAKETEN
Take a ten minute break; "The players took ten during the long rehearsal"

8 Letters

BREATHER
Air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time

DORMANCY
Quiet and inactive restfulness

INACTION
The state of being inactive

QUIETUDE
A state of peace and quiet

RESIDUAL
(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; "he could retire on his residuals"

RESIDUUM
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"

TAKEANAP

TAKEFIVE
Take a break for five minutes; "The musicians took five during the rehearsal"

9 Letters

CESSATION
A stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"

REMAINDER
A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

10 Letters

INACTIVITY
A disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

RELAXATION
The act of making less strict

TAKEABREAK

12 Letters

INTERMISSION
The act of suspending activity temporarily

TRANQUILLITY
A disposition free from stress or emotion

14 Letters

MOTIONLESSNESS
A state of no motion or movement; "the utter motionlessness of a marble statue"

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