[left-oh-ver] /ˈlɛftˌoʊ vər/
Usually, leftovers. food remaining uneaten at the end of a meal, especially when saved for later use.
anything left or remaining from a larger amount; remainder.
being left or remaining, as an unused portion or amount:
(often pl) an unused portion or remnant, as of material or of cooked food
left as an unused portion or remnant
also left-over, “remaining, not used up,” 1890, from left + over. The noun meaning “something left over” is from 1891; leftovers “excess food after a meal” (especially if re-served later) is from 1878; in this sense Old English had metelaf.
[lek-shuh n] /ˈlɛk ʃən/ noun 1. a version of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text; a variant reading. 2. a portion of sacred writing read in a divine service; lesson; pericope. /ˈlɛkʃən/ noun 1. a variant reading of a passage in a particular copy or edition of a text n. […]
- Lectio difficilior
Latin, literally “harder reading,” from phrase maxim difficilior lectio potior. In textual reconstruction (of the Bible, etc.) the idea that, of two alternative manuscript readings, the one whose meaning is less obvious is less likely to be a copyist’s alteration, and therefore should be given precedence.
noun 1. . noun, Theater. 1. the part of the stage that is left of center as one faces the audience. noun 1. the part of the stage to the left of a performer facing the audience
- Left suprarenal vein
left suprarenal vein n. A vein that passes downward from the hilum of the left adrenal gland to open into the left renal vein.