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rem·nant

 (rĕm′nənt)
n.
1. Something left over; a remainder.
2. A piece of fabric remaining after the rest has been used or sold.
3. A surviving trace or vestige: a remnant of his past glory.
4. often remnants A small surviving group of people.

[Middle English remanant, remnant, from Old French remanant, from present participle of remaindre, to remain; see remain.]

remnant

(ˈrɛmnənt)
n
1. (often plural) a part left over after use, processing, etc
2. a surviving trace or vestige, as of a former era: a remnant of imperialism.
3. (Knitting & Sewing) a piece of material from the end of a roll, sold at a lower price
adj
remaining; left over
[C14: from Old French remenant remaining, from remanoir to remain]

rem•nant

(ˈrɛm nənt)

n.
1. a remaining, usu. small part or number.
2. a fragment or scrap.
3. a small unsold or unused piece of fabric, as at the end of a bolt.
4. a trace; vestige: remnants of former greatness.
adj.
5. remaining; leftover.
[1300–50; Middle English remna(u)nt, contraction of remenant < Old French, present participle of remenoir to remain]
rem′nant•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remnant - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer existsremnant - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
remainder, residual, residuum, rest, residue, balance - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
2.remnant - a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
fag end - the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric

remnant

remnant

noun
What remains after a part has been used or subtracted:
Translations
بَقِيَّه
zbytek
rest
afgangur, leifar
atgriezumsatlikumspaliekas

remnant

[ˈremnənt]
A. N (= remainder) → resto m, remanente m; (= scrap of cloth) → retal m
B. CPD remnant day N (Comm) → día m de venta de restos de serie
remnant sale Nventa f de restos de serie, liquidación f total

remnant

[ˈrɛmnənt]
n
(= remaining part) → reste m
the last remnants of an old building → les derniers restes d'un vieux bâtiment
the remnants of that morning's breakfast → les restes du petit déjeuner de ce matin-là
(= vestige) → vestige m
a remnant of the past → un vestige du passé
(= piece of fabric) → reste m de tissu

remnant

nRest m; (fig, of splendour, custom) → Überrest m; the remnant of his fortune/remnants of his former glorywas von seinem Vermögen/Ruhm übrig geblieben war

remnant

[ˈrɛmnənt] n (remainder) → resto remnants npl (of food) → avanzi mpl; (of cloth) → scampoli mpl

remnant

(ˈremnənt) noun
a small piece or amount or a small number left over from a larger piece, amount or number. The shop is selling remnants of cloth at half price; the remnant of the army.
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Washington, who, after uselessly admonishing the European general of the danger into which he was heedlessly running, saved the remnants of the British army, on this occasion, by his decision and courage.
There was a fishy flavor to the milk, too, which I could not at all account for, till one morning happening to take a stroll along the beach among some fishermen's boats, I saw Hosea's brindled cow feeding on fish remnants, and marching along the sand with each foot in a cod's decapitated head, looking very slip-shod, I assure ye.
Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb --one engaged forward and the other aft --the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.
The remnants of the family had quite a celebration that night; and in the morning Jurgis was at the place half an hour before the time of opening.
On the shores of our free states are emerging the poor, shattered, broken remnants of families,--men and women, escaped, by miraculous providences from the surges of slavery,--feeble in knowledge, and, in many cases, infirm in moral constitution, from a system which confounds and confuses every principle of Christianity and morality.
I was shoved into a dark and narrow cell in a dungeon, with some scant remnants for dinner, some moldy straw for a bed, and no end of rats for company.
A close watch had to be kept upon all the poor remnants and fragments, to prevent embezzlement.
Howbeit, there was a general breaking up of the party, while the remnants of the dinner were being put away; and I strolled off by myself among the trees, in a raging and remorseful state.
In the days when the spinning-wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses-- and even great ladies, clothed in silk and thread-lace, had their toy spinning-wheels of polished oak--there might be seen in districts far away among the lanes, or deep in the bosom of the hills, certain pallid undersized men, who, by the side of the brawny country-folk, looked like the remnants of a disinherited race.
Yet though there is a great difference between our manners, customs, civil government, and those of the Abyssins, there is yet a much greater in points of faith; for so many errors have been introduced and ingrafted into their religion, by their ignorance, their separation from the Catholic Church, and their intercourse with Jews, Pagans, and Mohammedans, that their present religion is nothing but a kind of confused miscellany of Jewish and Mohammedan superstitions, with which they have corrupted those remnants of Christianity which they still retain.
At this stage, therefore, the proletarians do not fight their enemies, but the enemies of their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeoisie.
He might even elude the Big Bwana should he follow them, and with this thought uppermost in his mind he gathered the remnants of Malbihn's safari into a semblance of order and moved off toward the north.