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Meaning of REMNANT

Pronunciation:  'remnunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
  2. [n]  a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
 

REMNANT is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: end, leftover, oddment, remainder, scrap
 
 See Also: fag end, piece of cloth, piece of material, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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