- The definition of leftover is something that remains after an initial serving or after initial selections have been made.
An example of a leftover is the portion of food that remains after dinner has been served that you put into the fridge to snack on the next day.
Leftovers stacked neatly in the refridgerator.
leftover definition by Webster's New World
- something left over
- food left over from one meal and, often, eaten at a later meal
leftover definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A remnant or an unused portion.
- leftovers Food remaining from a previous meal.