What does REMAIN mean?

Definitions for REMAIN
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stay, remain, restverb

    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"

  2. stay, stay on, continue, remainverb

    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"

  3. remainverb

    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"

  4. persist, remain, stayverb

    stay behind

    "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Wiktionary

  1. remainnoun

    State of remaining; stay.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  2. remainnoun

    That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  3. remainnoun

    remains: That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  4. remainnoun

    The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  5. remainverb

    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.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  6. remainverb

    To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  7. remainverb

    To await; to be left to.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

  8. remainverb

    To continue in a state of being.

    The light remained red for two full minutes.

    Etymology: remainen, from remain, stressed stem of remanoir, from remanere, maneo, from men-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remainverb

    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

  2. Remainverb

    to continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last

  3. Remainverb

    to await; to be left to

  4. Remainnoun

    state of remaining; stay

  5. Remainnoun

    that which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural

  6. Remainnoun

    that which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body

  7. Remainnoun

    the posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remain

    rē-mān′, 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. remanērere-, back, manēre, to stay.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. remain

    The quantity of stores left on charge for survey, after a voyage.

Editors Contribution

  1. remain

    For a form of unity government or national unity government to choose to continue membership of the european union.

    The people of the country choose to remain a member of the european union.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2020  
  2. remain

    For the collective consciousness of a country to continue their membership of the european union.

    The collective consciousness of the country choose to remain in the European union.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2020  
  3. remain

    The act of being at the location we are currently for a specific purpose and amount of time.

    We do remain working at the company as we love it with a passion.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  
  4. remain

    To choose to continue being on planet earth for living, evolving and learning eternally.

    We chose to remain as we love the idea of being on this amazing planet.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 14, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMAIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1101

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMAIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2608

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REMAIN' in Verbs Frequency: #83

Anagrams for REMAIN »

  1. airmen, Mainer, marine, Marine

  2. Airmen

  3. Mainer

  4. Marine

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of REMAIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of REMAIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of REMAIN in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Agents remain alert. CBP has deployed additional resources to ensure the continued security of the border, and safety for everyone in the area. United States Customs and Border Protection officials continue to monitor the movement in Mexico of individuals who are part of the caravan, at this time, we believe that at least some of those individuals currently gathered in this area are from the caravan.

  2. David Bennett:

    Earth's future may not be so rosy because it is much closer to the Sun, if humankind wanted to move to a moon of Jupiter or Saturn before the Sun fried the Earth during its red supergiant phase, we'd still remain in orbit around the Sun, although we would not be able to rely on heat from the Sun as a white dwarf for very long.

  3. Pope Francis:

    It is also painful to see that the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by market priorities, the primacy of profit, which have reduced foodstuffs to a commodity like any other, subject to speculation, also of a financial nature, The hungry remain, at the street corner, and ask to be recognized as citizens, to receive a healthy diet. We ask for dignity, not for charity.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    This event will remain a very important epoch in domestic history forever.

  5. Marianne Macdonald:

    This is a real crisis, and our thoughts are with the families of the 43 crew who are missing with the ship. But questions remain, including why this trade is allowed to continue.

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