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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
References in classic literature ?
The impression of warmth and comfort and beauty predominated, though he was unable to analyze it; while the simplicity delighted him--expensive simplicity, he decided, and most of it leftovers from the time her father went broke and died.
There are times when he asks his staff to keep his leftover in a "doggie bag" or Tupperware so he could eat it again the next day.
How many times have you slid a beautiful cake from the oven, to end up with leftover sponge once you've got creative with your design?
That means, after most of it has been eaten, make use of the leftover carcass as well.
by Ashish Dubash Make bread gulab jamuns with your leftover bread which is very delicious.
In November, MPs had a lively debate surrounding how to create a circular economy for leftover decorative paint in the UK.
And so you introduce the concept of leftovers to people who had never known leftover food.
Fizzy is exactly that: the leftover child from her parents' divorce.
We all want to keep food waste to a minimum, but carrot peelings and used tea bags are never going to make it onto the leftover list.
David said: "Bubble and squeak should be on everyone's radar - it's a great way of using up leftover mash, sprouts and cabbage into a satisfying meal.
Leftover cooked mushrooms of any type can be combined with leftover cooked beans, sauce of your choice, and leftover "neat" balls.