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Definitions of remain

  1. continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To await; to be left to. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. State of remaining; stay. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To stay behind when others have gone; to stay alive; endure; last; as, the memory of that day remains; be left after a part has been used, lost, etc.; as, little of his wealth remains; to be left as a possibility; as, that remains to be seen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The portion left; a dead body; ruins; works published after an author's death; as, literary remains. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To stay or be left behind: to continue in the same place: to be left after or out of a greater number: to continue in an unchanged form or condition: to last. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To stay behind; continue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To be left behind; continue; abide; stay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To continue in a place or state; to be left existing or left over; not to be lost; to be left. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To continue; to be left after; to stay; to last or endure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. That which is left; relic; remainder; chiefly in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  21. r[=e]-m[=a]n', v.i. to stay or be left behind: to continue in the same place: to be left after or out of a greater number: to continue in an unchanged form or condition: to last.--n. stay: abode: what is left, esp. in pl. REMAINS', a corpse: the literary productions of one dead.--n. REMAIN'DER, that which remains or is left behind after the removal of a part: the balance: an interest in an estate to come into effect after a certain other event happens: that which remains of an edition when the sale of a book has practically ceased.--adj. left over. [O. Fr. remaindre--L. reman[=e]re--re-, back, man[=e]re, to stay.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Be left over after abstraction or use of or dealing with the rest (the few pleasures that r. to an old man; worse things r. to be told; nothing remains but to draw the moral); abidc, stay in same place or condition, continue to exist, be extant, be left behind, (r. three weeks in Paris; let it r. as it is; as things have been they r.; the Parthenon remains to attest or as a proof of it; this visit will always r. in my memory; the luggage unfortunately remained on the platform; victory remained with the Thebans); (with compl.) continue to be (one thing remains certain; r. faithful &c.; I r. yours truly &c., formula concluding letter). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. (Usu. pl.) what remains over, surviving members or parts or amount, (the rr. of a nation, family, meal, stock, building, of one\'s conscience or strength, &c.; also in pl. as sing., & in sing., as here there is the rr., a r., of a temple); (usu. pl.) relics or relic of obsolete custom or of antiquity; (pl.) works, esp. those not before or yet published, left by author (rarely in sing. of single work); (pl.) dead body, corpse. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. n. That which is left; relic;— chiefly in the plural —a dead body; a corpse;—the literary works of one who is dead. Cabinet Dictionary

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