from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Remaining as an unused portion or amount.
  • n. A remnant or an unused portion.
  • n. Food remaining from a previous meal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
  • adj. Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
  • n. Something left behind; an excess or remainder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not used up; remaining after use of part.
  • adj. remaining from a previous meal; -- of food.
  • n. An unused part or portion; -- used especially of food remaining uneaten from a previous meal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not used up
  • adj. not used up
  • n. a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists


From left ("remaining", "abandoned") + over ("excess") (Wiktionary)



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