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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 ?
But in the other two destructions, by deluge and earthquake, it is further to be noted, that the remnant of people which hap to be reserved, are commonly ignorant and mountainous people, that can give no account of the time past; so that the oblivion is all one, as if none had been left.
For they themselves are on the way to thee, the last remnant of God among men--that is to say, all the men of great longing, of great loathing, of great satiety,
to meet you now were too painfully to measure the remnant of my youth.
There is a remnant still of last year's golden clusters of beehive-ricks rising at intervals beyond the hedgerows; and everywhere the hedgerows are studded with trees; the distant ships seem to be lifting their masts and stretching their red-brown sails close among the branches of the spreading ash.
She seized his bald head by its remnant of hair and tried to thrust aside his kisses as though they had been bites.
To the peasants of old times, the world outside their own direct experience was a region of vagueness and mystery: to their untravelled thought a state of wandering was a conception as dim as the winter life of the swallows that came back with the spring; and even a settler, if he came from distant parts, hardly ever ceased to be viewed with a remnant of distrust, which would have prevented any surprise if a long course of inoffensive conduct on his part had ended in the commission of a crime; especially if he had any reputation for knowledge, or showed any skill in handicraft.
Then I grasped the remnant of leash that hung about his neck and urged him forward upon the trail.
Then he saw something which caused him anxiety--a number of the Manyuema were lighting torches in the remnant of the camp-fire.
Looking to the existing oceans, which are thrice as extensive as the land, we see them studded with many islands; but not one oceanic island is as yet known to afford even a remnant of any palaeozoic or secondary formation.
The pulpy remnant he dropped back into the pan and turned away, and I had a sharp vision of how it might have fared with me had the monster put his real strength upon me.
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.