leftover leftover  /ˈlɛf ˌtoʊ vər/


  1. (n) a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
  2. (adj) not used up


  1. Hamza Ali was playing outside when a leftover cluster munition exploded.
  2. Municipal waste, wood pulp and leftover grain and corn husks are all quite attractive; they can produce something called cellulosic ethanol, which contains more energy than corn.
  3. Once the burglaries were discovered, the same policemen came back officially to investigate, were able to destroy any leftover evidence.


  1. Family bonding, the hard way

    The mothers and daughters crossed arms and held hands, singing the Girl Scout song about making new friends but keeping the old. In a few minutes, the girls would have to leave — carrying leftover cupcakes and juice boxes past the barbed wire and through the metal detector. Their moms would stay behind — in some cases, for years to come.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  2. Complaints filed against asphalt company

    PORTLAND -- KGW's Unit-8 has a warning to homeowners.  Traveling paving companies have returned and so have the consumer complaints. Most of these stories begin with a door knock.  Michelle Schappel of Sublimity, Ore. claims a crew with PJ's Asphalt knocked on the door of her rural home two weeks ago.  "They said we have leftover asphalt from another job and we'll give you a really good deal ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

  3. Housing authority talk funding shortfalls in Section 8 program

    The Talladega Housing Authority voted 4-0 Tuesday night to cover possible shortfalls in the Section 8 program with leftover administrative funds rather than accepting additional money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Home


  1. "In a way, I feel like this is my most fleshed out and the most satisfied I've been with a role," Black said. "Where a lot of times, on most movies, I have a lot of leftover stuff that I didn't feel I totally nailed as much as I wanted to. I...
    on Jun 4, 2007 By: Jack Black Source: 570 News

  2. "Just by accident, Brad had done a commercial or photo shoot or something where his hair had been streaked, and he went in for a fitting for wardrobe for this with this kind of leftover hair, so we went, 'Oh, how about that?'" Ethan Coen said.
    on Sep 6, 2008 By: Coen brothers Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "There are some 400,000 leftover, unwanted embryos in fertility clinics across America," Harkin said. "All we are saying is, instead of throwing those leftover embryos away, let's allow couples to donate a few of them, if they wish, to create...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Tom Harkin Source: Reuters

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