What does remnant mean?

Definitions for remnantˈrɛm nənt

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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


  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

  5. Origin: [OF. remanant, p. pr. of remanoir, remaindre. See Remanent, Remain.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remnant

    rem′nant, n. that which remains behind after a part is removed, of a web of cloth, &c.: remainder: a fragment. [O. Fr. remenant, remainder.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remnant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remnant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of remnant

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Translations for remnant

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  • pozůstatekCzech
  • restDanish
  • Rest, Überrest, Relikt, Überbleibsel, RestpostenGerman
  • retazo, reliquia, resto, despojo, remesa restante, restante, residuo, partida restanteSpanish
  • jäännös, jätepala, jäännöserä, ripe, jäämä, jäänneFinnish
  • resteFrench
  • մնացորդArmenian
  • scampolo, resto, residuo, rimanenza, avanzo, ritaglioItalian
  • toenga, whakamakereMāori
  • overblijfsel, coupon, restant, restenDutch
  • оста́ток, обре́зокRussian
  • restSwedish

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