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Remainder meaning

remainder - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. something left after other parts have been taken away; " there was no remainder"; " he threw away the rest"; " he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
  2. 2. sell cheaply as remainders; " The publisher remaindered the books"
  3. 3. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.
  4. 4. The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
  7. 7. That which is left after removing a part.

remainder - examples of usage

  1. I sat up through part of the night, and Tom through the remainder. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. On this the boats at once put off to bring away the remainder of the crew. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. He needed that information to finish his book, and he hoped that the remainder of the advance could be used to pay for his daughter Amy's private school in New York, if he got it in time. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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