noun plural Date: 14th century remnants, residue

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  • leavings — [lēv′iŋz] pl.n. 〚/span> LEAVE1〛 things left over; leftovers, remnants, refuse, etc. * * * leav·ings (lēʹvĭngz) pl.n. Scraps or remains; residue: The turkey leavings were fed to the dog. * * * …   Universalium

  • Leavings — Leav ings, n. pl. 1. Things left; remnants; relics. [1913 Webster] 2. Refuse; offal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leavings — index surplus Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • leavings — remains, *remainder, residue, residuum, rest, balance, remnant Analogous words: fragments, pieces, portions (see singular nouns at PART): discardings or discards, scrappings or scraps, junkings or junk (see DISCARD vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • leavings — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ things that have been left as worthless …   English terms dictionary

  • leavings — [lēv′iŋz] pl.n. [< LEAVE1] things left over; leftovers, remnants, refuse, etc …   English World dictionary

  • leavings — noun a) A worthless and incidental residuum, as scraps from a meal or shavings or sawdust from wood. The leavings were thrown to the dogs. b) A worthless surfeit of material, as leftovers from a meal or scrap lumber …   Wiktionary

  • leavings — Synonyms and related words: afterglow, afterimage, balance, bones, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff, culm, deadwood, debris, detritus, dishwater, draff, dregs, dust, end, fag end, filings, fossil, garbage, gash, hogwash, holdover, husks, lees,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • leavings — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pl. residue, leftovers, refuse, rubbish; remainder. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. remains, residue, garbage; see trash 1 , 3 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun What remains after a part has been used or… …   English dictionary for students

  • leavings — leav|ings [ˈli:vıŋz] n [plural] old fashioned things that are left because people do not want them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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