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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.
References in classic literature ?
Their Andes, likewise, or mountains, are far higher than those with us; whereby it seems, that the remnants of generation of men, were in such a particular deluge saved.
Next, I inspected the work itself, of which there still remained a few remnants, and saw that you had used one of my letters for a spool upon which to wind your thread.
The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
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.
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.
They were of the remnants of a party of Iroquois hunters that came from Canada into these mountain regions many years previously, in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company.
They could then see the faint summer fogs in layers, woolly, level, and apparently no thicker than counterpanes, spread about the meadows in detached remnants of small extent.
The remnants of a meal, ghastly, like dead flesh, lay in a corner.
On the table were the remnants of the little evening feast.
It was very distressing, but being determined not to share my sentiment between two pens or run the risk of sentimentalising over a mere stranger, I threw them both out of the window into a flower bed-- which strikes me now as a poetical grave for the remnants of one's past.
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.
A shout of warning from me stopped him, for I had seen the remnants of a rope dangling from the neck of the male jalok.