1. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant. “The last remainders of unhappy Troy.”
If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the remainder yields no salt. --Arbuthnot.
2. Math. The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
3. Law An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A's life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a remainder, or estate in remainder.
Syn: -- Balance; rest; residue; remnant; leavings.
Re·main·der, a. Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
After a voyage. --Shak.
n 1: something left after other parts have been taken away;
"there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he
took what he wanted and I got the balance" [syn: balance,
residual, residue, residuum, rest]
2: the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend
is not evenly divisible by the divisor
3: the number that remains after subtraction; the number that
when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend [syn: difference]
4: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been
used or sold [syn: end, remnant, oddment]
v : sell cheaply as remainders; "The publisher remaindered the