2. [syn: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Residue \Res"i*due\ (r?z"?-d?), n. [F. r['e]sidu, L. residuum,
fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to
remain behind. See Reside, and cf. Residuum.]
1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated,
removed, or designated; remnant; remainder.
The residue of them will I deliver to the sword.
--Jer. xv. 9.
If church power had then prevailed over its victims,
not a residue of English liberty would have been
saved. --I. Taylor.
2. (Law) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not
disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies
and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and
3. (Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal
of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group
regarded as a portion of a molecule; a moiety or
group; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in
a more general sense.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: The term radical is sometimes restricted to groups
containing carbon, the term residue and moiety being
applied to the others.
4. (Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that
differs from a given number by a multiple of a given
modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given
number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues.
Syn: Rest; remainder; remnant; balance; residuum; remains;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: matter that remains after something has been removed
2: 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" [syn: remainder, balance,
residual, residue, residuum, rest]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "residue":
afterglow, afterimage, balance, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff,
debris, detritus, dregs, end, excess, fag end, filings, fossil,
heel, holdover, husks, leavings, leftover, leftovers,
odds and ends, offscourings, orts, parings, rags, refuse, relics,
remainder, remains, remnant, residual, residuum, rest, roach,
rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings, scraps, shadow, shavings,
straw, stubble, stump, surplus, survival, sweepings, trace,
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
RESIDUE. That which remains of something after taking away a part of it; as,
the residue of an estate, which is what has not been particularly devised by
2. A will bequeathing the general residue of personal property, passes
to the residuary legatee everything not otherwise effectually disposed of
and it makes no difference whether a legacy falls into the estate by lapse,
or as void at law, the next of kin is equally excluded. 15 Ves. 416; 2 Mer.
392. Vide 7 Ves. 391; 4 Bro. C. C. 55; 1 Bro. C. C. 589; Rop. on Leg. Index,
h.t.; Worth. on Wills, 454.