Leftover vs Layover - What's the difference?

leftover | layover |


As nouns the difference between leftover and layover

is that leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder while layover is a pause in a journey.

As an adjective leftover

is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.

leftover

English

Alternative forms

* left over, left-over

Adjective

(-)
  • 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.

    Noun

    (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.

    layover

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pause in a journey.
  • We had a layover while waiting to change planes, so we stretched our legs.

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