from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
- noun A remnant or an unused portion.
- noun Food remaining from a previous meal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective not used up; remaining after use of part.
- adjective remaining from a previous meal; -- of food.
- noun An unused part or portion; -- used especially of food remaining uneaten from a previous meal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
- adjective Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
- noun Something left behind; an
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective not used up
- adjective not used up
- noun a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
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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”.
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The bottom layer, the beef stew, is usually a leftover from the night before.
I also engaged in leftover salvage to make twice-cooked pasta and a veggie cheese sauce.
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