American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something left over; a remainder.
- n. A piece of fabric remaining after the rest has been used or sold.
- n. A surviving trace or vestige: a remnant of his past glory.
- n. A small surviving group of people. Often used in the plural.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Remaining; yet left.
- n. That which is left or remains; the remainder: the rest.
- n. Specifically, that which remains after the last cutting of a web of cloth, bolt of ribbon, or the like.
- n. Synonyms Residue, etc. See remainder.
- n. In geology, an outlier.
- n. The small portion remaining of a larger thing or group.
- n. The remaining fabric at the end of the bolt.
- n. An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Remaining; yet left.
- n. That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.
- n. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
- n. (Com.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
- 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
- From Middle English, contraction of remenant, from Anglo-Norman remanant, present participle of remaindre, from Latin remaneō (Wiktionary)
- Middle English remanant, remnant, from Old French remanant, from present participle of remaindre, to remain; see remain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Amos, in which to make it fit the subject, (which after all it does not fit,) is the substitution of the words, the remnant of men, for the words, remnant of Edom, as it is in the original.”
“Now, the remnant is usually the group that ultimately gets “saved” after a period of time, and the definition of “saved” obviously depends on what flavor of religion is your choice.”
“One is Isa.x. 22, 23, which speaks of the saving of a remnant, that is, but a remnant, which, though in the prophecy it seems to refer to the preservation of a remnant from the destruction and desolation that were coming upon them by Sennacherib and his army, yet is to be understood as looking further, and sufficiently proves that it is no strange thing for God to abandon to ruin a great many of the seed of”
“Today the only remnant is Lance Corporal - historically it was a group of 5 riders.”
“And, kind of insulting to the reader to be told this remnant is still worth reading.”
“And therefore it can be said that their comments were condoned, and that is why I called the remnant of the party that exists today the "despotic rump of maniacs.”
“Rather than readhere, the tip of a foreskin remnant adheres, leaving a gap between the remnant and the penis.”
“He left the game one drive into the fourth quarter, and his mobility was hampered by a bruised left leg that was a remnant from the LSU game.”
“The crab nebula is the remnant from a supernova explosion 1054.”
“His characterization of the survivors who reach Switzerland in Book III as a "failing remnant" is perhaps an ironical allusion to the idea of the”
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