remnant

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1rem·nant

noun \ˈrem-nənt\

: the part of something that is left when the other parts are gone

: a small piece of cloth that is left after the rest of the cloth has been sold

Full Definition of REMNANT

1
a :  a usually small part, member, or trace remaining
b :  a small surviving group —often used in plural
2
:  an unsold or unused end of piece goods

Examples of REMNANT

  1. Remnants go on sale next week.
  2. <sailed home with just a remnant of the colony's original population aboard>

Origin of REMNANT

Middle English, contraction of remenant, from Anglo-French remanant, from present participle of remaindre to remain — more at remain
First Known Use: 14th century

2remnant

adjective

Definition of REMNANT

:  still remaining

First Known Use of REMNANT

1550

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