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ˈlɛftˌoʊ vərleft·over

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leftover, remnantadjective

    a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

  2. leftover, left over(p), left(p), odd, remaining, unexpendedadjective

    not used up

    "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"


  1. leftovernoun

    An unused part or portion; -- used especially of food remaining uneaten from a previous meal; as, to have leftovers for dinner.


  1. leftovernoun

    Something left behind; an excess or remainder.

    Etymology: From left + over

  2. leftoveradjective

    Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.

    Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?

    Etymology: From left + over

  3. leftoveradjective

    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.

    Etymology: From left + over

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leftover in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leftover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of leftover in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Movie cast should be admired by the audience in the following sequence -Comedians, Villains, Supporting Actors and leftover admiration for the Lead Actor branded as Superstar.

  2. Jessica Formicola from Savory Experiments:

    There is nothing more satisfying than fresh summer corn. For this recipe, feel free to use leftover corn on the cob or cook some up specifically for the occasion, it takes all the delicious flavors of Mexican Street corn and combines them in a dip perfect for parties and potlucks.

  3. The Symbiosis Center Skovbjerg:

    Its core was only to take what was a leftover residual from one industry and use it in a different production process. Here, we're using waste water as a growth medium to produce a value-added product.


    So I figured something out today... You know how people give energy and positive and negative people put energy out and you absorb it... as in if you spend time with positive people you absorb it and become positive and negative works in the opposite way too? You with me? Well I find it real hard to sleep in hotels as they are full of energy... leftover energy (The excitement of holidays, the stresses of work) it is all restless energy... Why are theatres always haunted? You think there are like ghosts everywhere? How many people have actually died in theatre's? I believe it again is energy... actors have loads of energy they fuel it into becoming their character (again leftover energy) enough energy to move stuff around even... Imagine if we actually knew how to channel our energy? I haven't quite figured out all the in's and out's when I do I will get back to you but for now just keep being positive! X

  5. Kerrie Dallman:

    School districts and public school supporters end up begging for the leftover money at the end of every legislative session.

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    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
    • A. aspiration
    • B. tranquillity
    • C. perusal
    • D. plantation

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