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.
* left over, left-over
Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
(chiefly, in the plural, usually, of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
- Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
- I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
- Not leftovers again.
* 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.
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.
A pause in a journey.
- We had a layover while waiting to change planes, so we stretched our legs.