Definitions for: Remnant

[n] a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
[n] a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

And quiet dedicate her remnant life To the just duties
of an humble wife. --Prior.

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

The remnant that are left of the captivity. --Neh.
i. 3.

The remnant of my tale is of a length To tire your
patience. --Dryden.

2. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit;
a scrap.

Some odd quirks and remnants of wit. --Shak.

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

Syn: Residue; rest; remains; remainder.

Synonyms: end, leftover, oddment, remainder, scrap

See Also: fag end, piece of cloth, piece of material, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest

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