Remnant Rem"nant, n. [OF. remanant. See {Remnant}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The remnant that are left of the captivity. --Neh. i. 3. [1913 Webster]

The remnant of my tale is of a length To tire your patience. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap. [1913 Webster]

Some odd quirks and remnants of wit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Residue; rest; remains; remainder. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Remnant — Rem nant (r?m nant), a. [OF. remanant, p. pr. of remanoir, remaindre. See {Remanent}, {Remain}.] Remaining; yet left. [R.] Because of the remnant dregs of his disease. Fuller. [1913 Webster] And quiet dedicate her remnant life To the just duties… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remnant — mid 14c., from O.Fr. remanant, properly prp. of remanoir to remain (see REMAIN (Cf. remain)). Specific sense of end of a piece of drapery, cloth, etc. is recorded from early 15c. An O.E. word for remnant was endlaf …   Etymology dictionary

  • remnant — [rem′nənt] n. [ME, contr. < remenant < OFr, orig. prp. of remaindre: see REMAIN] 1. what is left over; remainder; residue 2. [often pl.] a small remaining part, quantity, or number of persons or things 3. a trace; last remaining indication… …   English World dictionary

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  • remnant — [n] leftover part balance, bit, dregs, dross, end, end piece, excess, fragment, hangover*, heel, leavings, lees, leftovers, odds and ends*, orts, part, particle, piece, portion, remainder, remains, residual, residue, residuum, rest, rump, scrap,… …   New thesaurus

  • remnant — ► NOUN 1) a small remaining quantity. 2) a piece of cloth left when the greater part has been used or sold. 3) a surviving trace. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ remaining. ORIGIN Old French remenant, from remenoir, remanoir remain …   English terms dictionary

  • remnant — That part of a group which has escaped (e.g. exile, Jer. 24:8) or will not be destroyed (Amos 5:14–15) or which has remained faithful under trials. It was characteristic of Isaiah s teaching that a remnant of the nation would repent, and in Mic.… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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