[ left-oh-ver ]
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  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.

  1. being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount: leftover meatloaf.

Origin of leftover

1890–95; noun use of verb phrase left over;see left2

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British Dictionary definitions for leftover


/ (ˈlɛftˌəʊvə) /

  1. (often plural) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food

  1. left as an unused portion or remnant

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