Left vs Leftover - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between left and leftover
is that left
is air while leftover
is something left behind; an excess or remainder.
As an adjective leftover is
remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) left, luft, leoft, lift, lyft, from (etyl) left, . More at (l), (l).
The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
(politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal.
- Turn left at the corner.
* left wing
* two left feet
On the left side.
Towards the left side.
The left side or direction.
(politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
(boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
- The political left is not holding enough power.
* (left side or direction) , port
* to the left
(etyl) left, variant of . More at leave.
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From a verbal use of . More at leave.
(Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
- We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.
* The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.
* 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.