Leftover vs. Leftovers

Leftover vs. Leftovers — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Leftover and Leftovers

Leftoveradjective

Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.

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.

Leftoversnoun

food remaining from a previous meal;

he had leftovers for dinner last night

Leftovernoun

Something left behind; an excess or remainder.

It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.

Leftovernoun

Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.

Not leftovers again!The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.

Leftovernoun

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

Leftoveradjective

not used up;

leftover meatloafshe had a little money left over so she went to a moviesome odd dollars leftsaved the remaining sandwiches for supperunexpended provisions
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Leftoveradjective

uneaten and saved for eating later;

leftover food served at a later mealyesterday's reheated soup