Leftover vs Glut - What's the difference?

leftover | glut |

As nouns the difference between leftover and glut

is that leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder while glut is heat, glow.

As an adjective leftover

is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.



Alternative forms

* left over, left-over


  • Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
  • Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
  • (chiefly, in the plural, usually, of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
  • I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
    Not leftovers again.

    Usage notes

    * When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words: *: I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.


    (en noun)
  • Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
  • It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
    The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.




    (en noun)
  • an excess, too much
  • a glut of the market
  • * Macaulay
  • A glut of those talents which raise men to eminence.
  • * {{quote-news
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  • That which is swallowed.
  • (Milton)
  • Something that fills up an opening; a clog.
  • A wooden wedge used in splitting blocks.
  • (mining) A piece of wood used to fill up behind cribbing or tubbing.
  • (Raymond)
  • (bricklaying) A bat, or small piece of brick, used to fill out a course.
  • (Knight)
  • (architecture) An arched opening to the ashpit of a kiln.
  • A block used for a fulcrum.
  • The broad-nosed eel (Anguilla latirostris ), found in Europe, Asia, the West Indies, etc.
  • (Webster 1913)


    * excess, overabundance, plethora, slew, surfeit, surplus


    * lack * shortage


  • To fill to capacity, to satisfy all requirement or demand, to sate.
  • to glut one's appetite
  • * Charles Kingsley
  • The realms of nature and of art were ransacked to glut the wonder, lust, and ferocity of a degraded populace.
  • To eat gluttonously or to satiety.
  • * Tennyson
  • Like three horses that have broken fence, / And glutted all night long breast-deep in corn.