Leftover meaning

lĕftōvər
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Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
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A remnant or an unused portion.
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Food remaining from a previous meal.
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Something left over.
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Food left over from one meal and, often, eaten at a later meal.
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Remaining unused, uneaten, etc.
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Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.

Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?

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Something left behind; an excess or remainder.

It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.

The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.

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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.

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(chiefly in the plural, usually of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.

I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.

Not leftovers again.

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Origin of leftover

  • From left (“remaining", "abandoned") + over (“excess")

    From Wiktionary