- something left over
- [usually pl.] food left over from one meal and, often, eaten at a later meal
Leftovers stacked neatly in the refridgerator.
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.
- A remnant or an unused portion.
- leftovers Food remaining from a previous meal.
- Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
- Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
- (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.
- When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words:
- I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.
- There were also still some leftover elements from the cavalry days, especially in the fit and cut of the trousers, which were high-waisted (by contemporary standards) with baggy upper legs and tight-laced lower-legs.
- If your child has a back pack from last year that he can use for the first few weeks of school, many retailers discount leftover merchandise by 25%, 50% and even 75% or more after the season for those items has passed.
- Coffee Maker: A weak vinegar solution can remove stains from a coffee pot and help eliminate poor tasting coffee from leftover residue, but be sure to rinse the pot thoroughly afterwards to avoid a vinegar taste.
- A really great tip I found for making consistently colored and correctly dyed candles is to melt a pound of wax as you normally would to make candles, then fill 10 sections of an ice cube tray evenly with wax (you'll have leftover wax).
- When you consider how often you and your family members can benefit from using this type of appliance - whether you are preparing home-cooked meals or you're simply reheating leftover pizza - the value becomes quite obvious.