Definition of leftover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleftˌōvər/


(usually leftovers)
Something, especially food, remaining after the rest has been used or consumed.
Example sentences
  • This salad also makes great leftovers and will keep fresh in your fridge for up to seven days!
  • Tonight I made him a baked potato to go with the leftovers and he gobbled it all up.
  • There once was a time when a Monday lunch was Sunday's leftovers or a cheap sandwich.
residue, survivor, vestige, legacy, throwback
uneaten food, leavings, remainder, scraps, remnants, remains;
excess, surplus


Remaining; surplus: yesterday’s leftover bread
More example sentences
  • He had finished cleaning and was now pouring the leftover coffee on the remains of the fire.
  • Similar to last year's party, I wound up with a ton of leftover beer and an extra cooler.
  • He ate the leftover spaghetti and bread before he even realized it, then picked up the glass of water.
excess, surplus, superfluous, unused, unwanted, spare

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Syllabification: left·o·ver

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