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remnant

noun rem·nant \ ˈrem-nənt \

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 in a Sentence

  1. Remnants go on sale next week.

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

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Origin and Etymology of remnant

Middle English, contraction of remenant, from Anglo-French remanant, from present participle of remaindre to remain — more at remain


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remnant

adjective

Definition of remnant

:still remaining

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First Known Use of remnant

1550


REMNANT Defined for English Language Learners

remnant

noun

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

noun rem·nant \ ˈrem-nənt \

Definition of remnant for Students

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


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