Usually leftovers. food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, especially when saved for later use.
anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder.
being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount: leftover meatloaf.
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How to use leftover in a sentence
This got rid of almost everything except hair, bones and other food leftovers.
This caused the mail to pile up in distribution centers so badly that workers had to start loading leftover mail into trailers and bringing them out to the parking lot.Morning Report: Local Post Office Operations Clam Up | Voice of San Diego | August 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
This caused the mail to pile up in distribution centers so badly that workers had to start loading leftover mail into trailers and bringing them out to the parking lot, he said.Info About Local Post Office Operations Is Conflicting and Hard to Come By | Ashly McGlone and Kate Nucci | August 27, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
We first told you last year about how “solidarity fridges” took off in Paris, with businesses and community members putting their leftovers into fridges for anyone to take.
As it was messily gobbling up matter, the leftovers from that meal could have flowed out to make the bubbles.Spotted: Milky Way’s giant gas bubbles in visible light | Emily Conover | July 16, 2020 | Science News For Students
In Rwanda, an unbalanced ratio leaves 83 of every 100 citizens dependent on the leftover 17 for survival.
Human tails are part of the evolutionary baggage that we carry in our bodies, leftover from our ancestors.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution | Karl W. Giberson | June 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This consisted of wine that was now free and leftover cheese.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films | David Eckstein | March 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Three years on, doesn't it already feel like a leftover from a bygone era?
Empty the mushrooms from the strainer basket into the pot with the leftover broth.
A can of asparagus, a leftover from the housekeeping of the spring, was unearthed.Molly Brown of Kentucky | Nell Speed
Ross swallowed a very dry mouthful of grain and then stooped to scoop up some leftover snow in the shadow of a tree root.The Time Traders | Andre Norton
Faith can have all the jelly she wants, and you can make the leftover seeds up in jam, can't you?At the Little Brown House | Ruth Alberta Brown
So may oatmeal or other leftover breakfast cereals, as well as mashed potatoes, be used.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
leftover meats and vegetables may be turned into palatable food with just a little time and energy.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for leftover
(often plural) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food
left as an unused portion or remnant
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