noun something left after other parts have been taken away
residue; residuum; residual; rest; balance.
- there was no remainder
- he threw away the rest
- he took what he wanted and I got the balance
noun the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
noun the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
noun a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
oddment; remnant; end.
verb sell cheaply as remainders
- The publisher remaindered the books
, inf. See Remain
- Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant. "The last remainders of unhappy Troy."
If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the remainder yields no salt.
- (Math.) The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
- (Law) An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A's life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a remainder, or estate in remainder.
Syn. -- Balance; rest; residue; remnant; leavings.
- Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
After a voyage.
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