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leftover

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noun left·over \ˈleft-ˌō-vər\

Definition of leftover

  1. 1 :  something that remains unused or unconsumed; especially :  leftover food served at a later meal —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  an anachronistic survival :  vestige

Examples of leftover in a sentence

  1. Are we having leftovers again?

  2. The law is a leftover from earlier times.

1891

First Known Use of leftover

1891


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leftover

adjective left·over

Definition of leftover

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

1897

First Known Use of leftover

1897


LEFTOVER Defined for English Language Learners

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leftover

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noun left·over \ˈleft-ˌō-vər\

Definition of leftover for English Language Learners

  • 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


LEFTOVER Defined for Kids

leftover

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noun left·over \ˈleft-ˌō-vər\

Definition of leftover for Students

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



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