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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 ?
There was the remnant of one back in the drawer from which he took them.
The Indian then fastened his eyes keenly on the open countenance of Heyward, but meeting his glance, he turned them quickly away, and seating himself deliberately on the ground, he drew forth the remnant of some former repast, and began to eat, though not without first bending his looks slowly and cautiously around him.
Before they left the breakfast-table, the shop-bell rang sharply, and Hepzibah set down the remnant of her final cup of tea, with a look of sallow despair that was truly piteous to behold.
On the table -- in token that the sentiment of old English hospitality had not been left behind -- stood a large pewter tankard, at the bottom of which, had Hester or Pearl peeped into it, they might have seen the frothy remnant of a recent draught of ale.
If ever I should wish for a retreat whither I might steal from the world and its distractions, and dream quietly away the remnant of a troubled life, I know of none more promising than this little valley.
When I had lain tossing there as long as I could endure it, it occurred to me that it would be a good idea to dress and go out in the great square and take a refreshing wash in the fountain, and smoke and reflect there until the remnant of the night was gone.
Jane, I approached the verge of despair; a remnant of self-respect was all that intervened between me and the gulf.
And my money,' she continued; returning his angry glare, and meantime biting a piece of crust, the remnant of her breakfast.
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.
Up, Galazi, let us spend the remnant of our people on the foe, and fight this fight out, man to man, with no beast to spoil it
to meet you now were too painfully to measure the remnant of my youth.
And, snatching it up, he again assailed the loosened pinnacle, which was of weight enough, if thrown down, not only to have destroyed the remnant of the drawbridge, which sheltered the two foremost assailants, but also to have sunk the rude float of planks over which they had crossed.