remaining

adjective re·main·ing \ ri-ˈmā-niŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of remaining

: left over after a part has been destroyed, taken, used, or lost
  • Dough should not stick to sides of bowl; if it does, add some or all of remaining 2 tablespoons of bread flour until dough cleans sides of bowl.
  • —Tish Boyle
  • "You're good people," Kugelmass said, combing his few remaining hairs as he climbed into the cabinet again.
  • —Woody Allen
  • The researchers, focusing on distinct oral languages, not dialects, interviewed and made recordings of the few remaining speakers of a language and collected basic word lists.
  • —John Noble Wilford

First Known Use of remaining

15th century

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