- remnaunt (obsolete)
remnant (plural remnants)
- The small portion remaining of a larger thing or group.
- The remaining fabric at the end of the bolt.
- Usually not enough to make an entire project by itself, remnants of several fabrics can be used to make quilts.
- An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.
- (small remaining portion): relic, residue, remainder, lave; See also Thesaurus:remainder
- (unsold end of piece goods): remains
small portion remaining of a larger thing or group
remaining fabric at the end of the bolt
unsold end of piece goods
remnant (not comparable)
- (archaic) Still left; remaining.
- 1639, Thomas Fuller, “Lewis the Ninth Setteth Forward against the Turks; the Occasion of His Journey, and His Attendants”, in The Historie of the Holy Warre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: […] Thomas Buck, one of the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge [and sold by John Williams, London], OCLC 913016526, book IV, page 187:
- [H]is vow was made in his ſickneſſe, whileſt reaſon was ſcarce as yet in the peaceable poſſeſſion of his mind, becauſe of the remnant dregs of his diſeaſe: […]
- 1718, Mat[thew] Prior, “Solomon on the Vanity of the World. A Poem in Three Books.”, in Poems on Several Occasions, London: […] Jacob Tonson […], and John Barber […], OCLC 5634253, book II (Pleasure), page 461:
- It bid Her feel / No future Pain for Me; but inſtant wed / A Lover more proportion'd to her Bed; / And quiet dedicate her remnant Life / To the juſt duties of an humble Wife.
- remnant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- remnant in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- remnant at OneLook Dictionary Search