remnant

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛmnənt/
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  • Hyphenation: rem‧nant

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remnant (plural remnants)

  1. The small portion remaining of a larger thing or group.
  2. 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.
  3. An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.

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remnant (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Remaining; still left.
    • (Can we date this quote by Fuller and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Because of the remnant dregs of his disease.
    • (Can we date this quote by Prior and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      And quiet dedicate her remnant life / To the just duties of an humble wife.

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