leftover meaning

  • NounPLleftovers
    1. Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
      1. It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
      2. The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.
  • Adjective
    1. Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
      1. Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
    2. (chiefly in the plural, usually of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
      1. I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
      2. Not leftovers again.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • 2005: Leftover NW wind swell mostly waist high surf today. — Surfside San Diego surf report 06-04-05 [1]
      • Corn starch, likewise, adds little since its primary functions are to absorb leftover moisture and decrease friction in the diaper area, which is unnecessary with current paper diaper designs.

Meaning of leftover for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "leftover" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Difficultness: Level 8
      Easy     ➨     Difficult
      Definiteness: Level 3
      Definite    ➨     Versatile
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