Definition of Leftover

1. Noun. A small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists.

Exact synonyms: Remnant
Generic synonyms: Balance, Remainder, Residual, Residue, Residuum, Rest
Derivative terms: Remain



2. Adjective. Not used up. "Unexpended provisions"
Exact synonyms: Left, Left Over, Odd, Remaining, Unexpended
Similar to: Unexhausted

Definition of Leftover

1. Adjective. Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve. ¹

2. Adjective. (chiefly of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack. ¹

3. Noun. Something left behind; an excess or remainder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leftover

1. an unused or unconsumed portion [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leftover

lefteyed flounder
leftfield
lefthand
lefthanded
lefthander
leftie
lefties
leftish
leftism
leftisms
leftist
leftists
leftmosts
leftosphere
leftover (current term)
leftovers
lefts
leftward
leftwards
leftwing
leftwinger
leftwingers
leftwise
lefty
lefull
leg
leg-breaker
leg-of-mutton sleeve
leg-pull

Literary usage of Leftover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces by Eva Ambros (1998)
"Right: The regions coastal fishermen still work as their ancestors did city used leftover cannons to mark street corners. The last remaining one is at Bar- ..."

2. Math, Grade 4 by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"... The pizza parlor at the amusement park serves lunch every day. Look at each pizza plate and write the fraction that represents the leftover pizza. ..."

3. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"The problem Surveys have shown that the most common way homeowners dispose of leftover pesticides is to dump them down the toilet or sink. ..."

4. Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight (1999)
"Ideally, the words on each line and the spaces between those words would fill the entire width of the line, with no leftover space. ..."

5. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Do not solidify, burn, or bury leftover wood preservative. Also, never burn any wood that has ... Try to use up the leftover portion, but only if necessary. ..."

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