leftover


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left·o·ver

 (lĕft′ō′vər)
adj.
Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
n.
1. A remnant or an unused portion.
2. leftovers Food remaining from a previous meal.

leftover

(ˈlɛftˌəʊvə)
n
(often plural) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food
adj
left as an unused portion or remnant

left•o•ver

(ˈlɛftˌoʊ vər)

n.
1. Usu., leftovers. food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, esp. when saved for later use.
2. anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder.
adj.
3. being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount: leftover soup.
[1890–95]

leftover

, relic, relief - Before leftovers were called leftovers, they were called relics, and, before that, relief.
See also related terms for leftovers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leftover - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer existsleftover - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
remainder, residual, residuum, rest, residue, balance - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
Adj.1.leftover - not used upleftover - not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"
unexhausted - not used up completely; "an unexhausted well"

leftover

noun
1. remnant, leaving, remains, scrap, oddment Refrigerate any leftovers.
adjective
1. surplus, remaining, extra, excess, unwanted, unused, uneaten Leftover chicken makes a wonderful salad.

leftover

adjective
Being what remains, especially after a part has been removed:
noun
What remains after a part has been used or subtracted:
Translations
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leftover

[ˈleftəʊvəʳ]
A. ADJsobrante, restante
we used up the leftover turkeyusamos el pavo que había sobrado
B. N
1. (= relic) a leftover from another ageuna reliquia de otra edad
2. leftoverssobras fpl, restos mpl

leftover

left-over [ˈlɛftəʊvər]
adj
leftover chicken → les restes de poulet
The leftover chicken will make a wonderful salad → Les restes de poulet feront une merveilleuse salade.
leftover paint → les restes de peinture
n (= survival) a leftover from sth → une survivance de qch, un vestige de qch
a leftover from the time when ... → une survivance du temps où ..., un vestige de l'époque où ...
leftovers npl (= food) → restes mplleft-wing leftwing [ˌlɛftˈwɪŋ] (POLITICS) adj [person] → de gauche; [organization, newspaper] → de gauche; [policies, ideas] → de gaucheleft wing (POLITICS) naile f gauche
the left wing of the party → l'aile gauche du partileft-winger [ˌlɛftˈwɪŋər] n
(POLITICS) (man)homme m de gauche; (woman)femme f de gauche
(SPORT)ailier m gauche
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