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remnant

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noun rem·nant \ˈrem-nənt\

Definition of remnant

  1. 1a :  a usually small part, member, or trace remainingb :  a small surviving group —often used in plural

  2. 2 :  an unsold or unused end of piece goods

Examples of remnant in a sentence

  1. Remnants go on sale next week.

  2. sailed home with just a remnant of the colony's original population aboard

Origin and Etymology 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


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remnant

adjective rem·nant

Definition of remnant

  1. :  still remaining

1550

First Known Use of remnant

1550


REMNANT Defined for English Language Learners

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remnant

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noun rem·nant \ˈrem-nənt\

Definition of remnant for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REMNANT Defined for Kids

remnant

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noun rem·nant \ˈrem-nənt\

Definition of remnant for Students

  1. :  something that remains or is left over a remnant of cloth



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