As nouns the difference between residue and leftover
is that residue
is whatever remains after something else has been removed 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?
Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
(chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
(legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
(mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
* quadratic residue
* 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.