Leftovers vs Rest - What's the difference?

leftovers | rest |

As nouns the difference between leftovers and rest

is that leftovers is while rest is prison.




(wikipedia leftovers)
  • English plurals
  • Food remaining after a meal; excess food eaten later.
  • I had leftovers from yesterday for dinner tonight.

    See also

    * doggy bag * goody bag * left over * left-over * leftover



    (wikipedia rest)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . Related to (l).


  • (uncountable, of a person or animal) Relief from work or activity by sleeping; sleep.
  • I need to get a good rest tonight; I was up late last night.
    The sun sets, and the workers go to their rest .
  • (countable) Any relief from exertion; a state of quiet and relaxation.
  • We took a rest at the top of the hill to get our breath back.
  • (uncountable) Peace; freedom from worry, anxiety, annoyances; tranquility.
  • It was nice to have a rest from the phone ringing when I unplugged it for a while.
  • * Bible, Judges iii. 30
  • And the land had rest fourscore years.
  • (uncountable, of an object or concept) A state of inactivity; a state of little or no motion; a state of completion.
  • The boulder came to rest just behind the house after rolling down the mountain.
    The ocean was finally at rest .
    Now that we're all in agreement, we can put that issue to rest .
  • (euphemistic, uncountable) A final position after death.
  • She was laid to rest in the village cemetery.
  • (music, countable) A pause of a specified length in a piece of music.
  • Remember there's a rest at the end of the fourth bar.
  • (music, countable) A written symbol indicating such a pause in a musical score such as in sheet music.
  • (physics, uncountable) Absence of motion.
  • The body's centre of gravity may affect its state of rest .
  • (snooker, countable) A stick with a U-, V- or X-shaped head used to support the tip of a cue when the cue ball is otherwise out of reach.
  • Higgins can't quite reach the white with his cue, so he'll be using the rest .
  • (countable) Any object designed to be used to support something else.
  • She put the phone receiver back in its rest .
    He placed his hands on the arm rests of the chair.
  • A projection from the right side of the cuirass of armour, serving to support the lance.
  • * Dryden
  • their visors closed, their lances in the rest
  • A place where one may rest, either temporarily, as in an inn, or permanently, as, in an abode.
  • * J. H. Newman
  • halfway houses and travellers' rests
  • * Milton
  • in dust our final rest , and native home
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xii. 9
  • Ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God giveth you.
  • (poetry) A short pause in reading poetry; a caesura.
  • The striking of a balance at regular intervals in a running account.
  • * Abbott
  • An account is said to be taken with annual or semiannual rests .
  • (dated) A set or game at tennis.
  • Synonyms
    * (sleep) sleep, slumber * (relief from exertion) break, repose, time off * (freedom from trouble) peace, quiet, roo, silence, stillness, tranquility * (repose afforded by death) peace * (object designed to be used to support something else) cradle (of a telephone ), support
    * motion * activity
    * bridge
    * (object designed to be used to support something else) arm rest, elbow rest, foot rest, head rest, leg rest, neck rest, wrist rest * (pause of specified length in a piece of music) breve rest, demisemiquaver rest, hemidemisemiquaver rest, minim rest, quaver rest, semibreve rest, semiquaver rest
    Derived terms
    * arm rest * at rest * bed rest * breve rest * chin rest * crotchet rest * day of rest * demisemiquaver rest * elbow rest * foot rest * gun rest * head rest * hemidemisemiquaver rest * incisal rest * lay to rest * leg rest * minim rest * neck rest * parade rest * put to rest * quarter rest * quaver rest * rest area * rest day * rest energy * rest home * rest mass * rest period * rest position * rest stop * restful * restless * restroom * semibreve rest * semiquaver rest * tool rest/tool-rest * whole rest * wolffian rest * wrist rest

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To cease from action, motion, work, or performance of any kind; stop; desist; be without motion.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxiii. 12
  • Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest .
  • To come to a pause or an end; end.
  • To be free from that which harasses or disturbs; be quiet or still; be undisturbed.
  • * Milton
  • There rest , if any rest can harbour there.
  • (intransitive, transitive, reflexive) To be or to put into a state of rest.
  • * 1485 , Sir (Thomas Malory), (w, Le Morte d'Arthur) , Book X:
  • And thereby at a pryory they rested them all nyght.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 29, author=Jon Smith, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Tottenham 3-1 Shamrock Rovers , passage=With the north London derby to come at the weekend, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp opted to rest many of his key players, although he brought back Aaron Lennon after a month out through injury.}}
  • To stay, remain, be situated.
  • (transitive, intransitive, reflexive) To lean, lie, or lay.
  • A column rests on its pedestal.
  • (intransitive, transitive, legal, US) To complete one's active advocacy in a trial or other proceeding, and thus to wait for the outcome (however, one is still generally available to answer questions, etc.)
  • To sleep; slumber.
  • To lie dormant.
  • To sleep the final sleep; sleep in death; die; be dead.
  • To rely or depend on.
  • * Dryden
  • On him I rested , after long debate, / And not without considering, fixed fate.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.
  • To be satisfied; to acquiesce.
  • * Addison
  • to rest in Heaven's determination
    * relax * (give rest to) relieve * (stop working) have a breather, pause, take a break, take time off, take time out * (be situated) be, lie, remain, reside, stay * lay, lean, place, put * lean, lie
    * (lie down and take repose) sleep, nap
    Derived terms
    * rest assured * rest in peace/RIP * rest on one's laurels

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m) from (etyl) ).


  • (label) That which remains.
  • Those not included in a proposition or description; the remainder; others.
  • * (w) (1635–1699)
  • Plato and the rest of the philosophers
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Armed like the rest , the Trojan prince appears.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=11 , passage=The rest of us were engaged in various occupations: Mr. Trevor relating experiences of steamboat days on the Ohio to Mrs. Cooke; Miss Trevor buried in a serial in the Century; and Farrar and I taking an inventory of the fishing-tackle, when we were startled by a loud and profane ejaculation.}}
  • A surplus held as a reserved fund by a bank to equalize its dividends, etc.; in the (Bank of England), the balance of assets above liabilities.
  • Synonyms
    * remainder * lave
    Derived terms
    * all the rest


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To remain.
  • Etymology 4

    Aphetic form of (m).


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To arrest.
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