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1leftover

noun left·over \ˈleft-ˌō-vər\

leftovers : food that has not been finished at a meal and that is often served at another meal

: a thing that remains after something is finished or ended

Full Definition of LEFTOVER

1
:  something that remains unused or unconsumed; especially :  leftover food served at a later meal —usually used in plural
2
:  an anachronistic survival :  vestige
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Examples of LEFTOVER

  1. Are we having leftovers again?
  2. The law is a leftover from earlier times.

First Known Use of LEFTOVER

1891

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2leftover

adjective left·over

Definition of LEFTOVER

:  not consumed or used <leftover food> <leftover space>

First Known Use of LEFTOVER

1897

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel
LEFTOVERS Defined for Kids

leftover

noun left·over \ˈleft-ˌō-vər\

Definition of LEFTOVER for Kids

:  something (as food) left over <We had leftovers for supper.>

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