Rem"nant (r?m"nant), a. [OF. remanant, p. pr. of remanoir, remaindre. See Remanent, Remain.]

Remaining; yet left.

[R.] "Because of the remnant dregs of his disease."

Fuller.

And quiet dedicate her remnant life To the just duties of an humble wife. Prior.

 

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Rem"nant, n. [OF.remanant. See Remnant, a.]

1.

That which remains after a part is removed, destroyed, used up, performed, etc.; residue.

Chaucer.

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.

 

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