Scrap vs Leftover - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between scrap and leftover
is that scrap
is a (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion or scrap
can be a fight, tussle, skirmish while leftover
is something left behind; an excess or remainder.
As a verb scrap
is to discard or scrap
can be to fight.
As an adjective leftover is
remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
* De Quincey
- I have no materials — not a scrap .
(usually, in the plural) Leftover food.
- I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.
Discarded material (especially metal), junk.
- Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.
(ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated to the Norte gang.
The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
- That car isn't good for anything but scrap .
- pork scraps
* scrap paper
(of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely.
To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
To dispose of at a scrapyard.
To make into scrap.
A fight, tussle, skirmish.
- We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.
* 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.