Rem·nant a. Remaining; yet left. [R.] “Because of the remnant dregs of his disease.”
And quiet dedicate her remnant life
To the just duties of an humble wife. --Prior.
1. That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.
The remnant that are left of the captivity. --Neh. i. 3.
The remnant of my tale is of a length
To tire your patience. --Dryden.
2. A small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap.
Some odd quirks and remnants of wit. --Shak.
3. Com. An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
Syn: -- Residue; rest; remains; remainder.
n 1: a small part or portion that remains after the main part no
longer exists [syn: leftover]
2: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been
used or sold [syn: end, remainder, oddment]