Remnants vs Leftover - What's the difference?

remnants | leftover |


As nouns the difference between remnants and leftover

is that remnants is 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?

remnants

English

Noun

(head)
  • Anagrams

    *

    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.