American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
- n. A remnant or an unused portion.
- n. Food remaining from a previous meal.
- adj. Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
- adj. Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
- n. Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. not used up; remaining after use of part.
- adj. remaining from a previous meal; -- of food.
- n. An unused part or portion; -- used especially of food remaining uneaten from a previous meal.
- adj. not used up
- adj. not used up
- n. a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
- From left ("remaining", "abandoned") + over ("excess") (Wiktionary)
“P.S., note how about 90% of the so-called political commentators and “analysts” on cable TV are right-wing Republicans leftover from the Nixon regime, the Reagan regime and the Bush regimes?”
“I also engaged in leftover salvage to make twice-cooked pasta and a veggie cheese sauce.”
“You can probably trace this to a lot of things at the time: emerging technology and the 3D rat race where everyone is showing off their tech prowess in centimeters and not yards; the assumption leftover from the sparsely-populated 8-bit days that the consumer would spend at least all month with a single game ...”
“The bottom layer, the beef stew, is usually a leftover from the night before.”
“Kennewick Man may represent a resurgence of some recessive traits leftover from the Americas 'sundadonty days, or may represent an individual of a heretofore unknown isolated remnant population of sundadonts.”
“PennsylvaniaThe $2.14 million in leftover funding is being awarded to consumers who got on a waiting list for rebates on water heaters, furnaces, and boilers.”
“That thing was so bad it looked like a leftover from a Sarah Palin Halloween costume," retorts Hadley.”
“The government's been working on an austerity program for months in an effort to plug a huge budget deficit leftover from the global financial crisis.”
“By a roadside in Lordsburg a ragged billboard stood; a leftover from the election, it had been affixed with crude, handmade lettering exhorting passersby to “VOTE DEMOCRATIC”.”
“The whole incubator idea is a sorry leftover from the Internet bubble.”
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