Definitions for remnantˈrɛm nənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rem•nantˈrɛm nənt(n.)

  1. a remaining, usu. small part or number.

  2. a fragment or scrap.

  3. a small unsold or unused piece of fabric, as at the end of a bolt.

  4. a trace; vestige:

    remnants of former greatness.

  5. (adj.)remaining; leftover.

Origin of remnant:

1300–50; ME remna(u)nt, contr. of remenant < OF, prp. of remenoir to remain


Princeton's WordNet

  1. leftover, remnant(noun)

    a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

  2. end, remainder, remnant, oddment(noun)

    a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. remnant(noun)ˈrɛm nənt

    a small part of sth that is left after the rest has been destroyed

    remnants of homes destroyed by fire


  1. remnant(Noun)

    The small portion remaining of a larger thing or group.

  2. remnant(Noun)

    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. remnant(Noun)

    An unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remnant(adj)

    remaining; yet left

  2. Remnant(adj)

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

  3. Remnant(adj)

    a small portion; a slight trace; a fragment; a little bit; a scrap

  4. Remnant(adj)

    an unsold end of piece goods, as cloth, ribbons, carpets, etc


  1. Remnant

    In Seventh-day Adventist theology, there will be an end time remnant of believers who are faithful to God. The remnant church is a visible, historical, organized body characterized by obedience to the commandments of God and the possession of a unique end-time gospel proclamation. Adventists have traditionally equated this "remnant church" with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. A distinct but related concept is the eschatological remnant, which will be manifest shortly prior to the second coming of Jesus. The "remnant church" is understood to act as a catalyst for the formation of this group. The eschatological remnant will consist of some constituents of the present "remnant church", together with a cohort of believers from other churches. Only members of the eschatological remnant will be saved through the end-times. Traditionally, Adventists have also applied the symbol of "Laodicea" to themselves, a self-criticism as being "lukewarm" in the faith. The Adventist doctrine of the end-time remnant is based primarily upon Revelation 12:17, which states: An estimated 90% of Adventists believe "The Adventist Church has a special mission to proclaim God’s last message to the world", according to estimates of local church leaders in a 2002 worldwide survey.

Translations for remnant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small piece or amount or a small number left over from a larger piece, amount or number

The shop is selling remnants of cloth at half price; the remnant of the army.

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