Remnant Definition

rĕmnənt
remnants
noun
remnants
What is left over; remainder; residue.
Webster's New World
A small remaining part, quantity, or number of persons or things.
Webster's New World
A trace; last remaining indication of what has been.
A remnant of his former pride.
Webster's New World
A piece of cloth, ribbon, etc. left over or unsold, as at the end of a bolt.
Webster's New World
A small surviving group of people.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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adjective
Remaining.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Remnant

Noun

Singular:
remnant
Plural:
remnants

Origin of Remnant

  • From Middle English, contraction of remenant, from Anglo-Norman remanant, present participle of remaindre, from Latin remaneō

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English remanant, remnant from Old French remanant from present participle of remaindre to remain remain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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