Leftover vs Leftover - What's the difference?

leftover | leftover |


In chiefly|in the plural|usually|of food|lang=en terms the difference between leftover and leftover

is that leftover is (chiefly|in the plural|usually|of food) remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack while leftover is (chiefly|in the plural|usually|of food) remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.

As adjectives the difference between leftover and leftover

is that leftover is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve while leftover is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.

As nouns the difference between leftover and leftover

is that leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder while leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder.

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.

    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.