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EtymologyEdit

From left (remaining, abandoned) + over (excess)

AdjectiveEdit

leftover (not comparable)

  1. Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
    Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
    I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.

Usage notesEdit

  • When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words:
    I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.

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NounEdit

leftover (plural leftovers)

  1. Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
    It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
  2. (chiefly in the plural, usually of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
    Not leftovers again!
    The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.

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