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leftover

[left-oh-ver] /ˈlɛftˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
Usually, leftovers. food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, especially when saved for later use.
2.
anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder.
adjective
3.
being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount:
leftover meatloaf.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; noun use of verb phrase left over; see left2
Synonyms
3. surplus, excess, extra.
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Examples for leftovers
  • Breakfast consists of leftovers or bread and fruit with coffee or tea.
  • Mink and fox, raised on farms, consume the leftovers of our food production.
British Dictionary definitions for leftovers

leftover

/ˈlɛftˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
(often pl) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food
adjective
2.
left as an unused portion or remnant
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Word Origin and History for leftovers
leftover
"something left over," 1891, from left + over. As an adj., "remaining, not used up," from 1897.
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