Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something left over; a remainder.
  • noun A piece of fabric remaining after the rest has been used or sold.
  • noun A surviving trace or vestige.
  • noun A small surviving group of people.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, an outlier.
  • Remaining; yet left.
  • noun That which is left or remains; the remainder: the rest.
  • noun Specifically, that which remains after the last cutting of a web of cloth, bolt of ribbon, or the like.
  • noun Synonyms Residue, etc. See remainder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Remaining; yet left.
  • noun That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.
  • noun A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
  • noun (Com.) An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The small portion remaining of a larger thing or group.
  • noun The remaining fabric at the end of the bolt.
  • noun An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English remanant, remnant, from Old French remanant, from present participle of remaindre, to remain; see remain.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, contraction of remenant, from Anglo-Norman remanant, present participle of remaindre, from Latin remaneō

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