(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Anything left over
1. remainder, residue, hangover, result; remains, remnant, vestige, rest, relic, leavings, crumbs, heeltap, odds and ends, leftovers, debris, cheese parings, orts, residuum, dregs, lees, grounds, silt, sediment, slag, refuse, chaff, stubble, fag end, ruins, wreck, butt, rump, carcass, skeleton, stump, alluvium, deposit; precipitate; dross, cinder, ash, clinker. Informal, shank. Slang, cremains. See uncleanness.
2. surplus, surplusage, overplus, excess, balance, superfluity, survival. Informal, money to burn. Slang, fifth wheel, broadus, jibba.
Verbs — remain, be left, be left over, exceed, survive.
Adjectives — remaining, left; left over, left behind, residual, residuary, over, odd, unconsumed, sedimentary, surviving; net, exceeding, over and above; superfluous.
Quotations — When men grow virtuous in their old age, they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings (Alexander Pope), When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth (A. Conan Doyle).
Antonyms, see completion, end, decrease.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. remaining portion, balance, remnant, residue, residuum, leftovers, rest, remains, relic, vestige, dregs, surplus, leavings, excess, overplus, overage, scrap, fragment, small piece, carryover, residual portion, whatever is left, salvage, remaindered portion; see also excess 4 .
Syn.- remainder is the general word applied to what is left when a part is taken away [ the remainder of a meal, the remainder of one's life ] ; residue and residuum apply to what remains at the end of a process, as after the evaporation or combustion of matter or after the settlement of claims, bequests, etc. in a testator's estate; remnant is applied to a fragment, trace, or any small part left after the greater part has been removed [remnants of cloth from the ends of bolts ] ; balance may be used in place of remainder , but in strict use it implies the amount remaining on the credit or debit side
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
the rest, leftover, remnant, remains, balance, surplus, residue, overage.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun What remains after a part has been used or subtracted: balance, leavings, leftover, remains, remnant, residue, rest2. See LEFTOVER.

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