What does continue mean?

Definitions for continue
kənˈtɪn yucon·tin·ue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word continue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep(verb)

    continue a certain state, condition, or activity

    "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

  2. continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)

    continue talking

    "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

  3. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve(verb)

    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

    "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"

  4. proceed, go forward, continue(verb)

    move ahead; travel onward in time or space

    "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"

  5. retain, continue, keep, keep on(verb)

    allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

    "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

  6. continue, persist in(verb)

    do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

    "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move"

  7. continue(verb)

    continue after an interruption

    "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"

  8. stay, stay on, continue, remain(verb)

    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"

  9. cover, continue, extend(verb)

    span an interval of distance, space or time

    "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"

  10. continue(verb)

    exist over a prolonged period of time

    "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

Wiktionary

  1. continue(Noun)

    an option allowing a gamer to resume play after a game over.

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  2. continue(Noun)

    an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  3. continue(Verb)

    to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  4. continue(Verb)

    To make last; to prolong.

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  5. continue(Verb)

    To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc.

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  6. continue(Verb)

    to resume

    When will the concert continue?

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

  7. continue(Verb)

    To make a continuation bet.

    Etymology: From continuer, from continuare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continue(verb)

    to remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay

  2. Continue(verb)

    to be permanent or durable; to endure; to last

  3. Continue(verb)

    to be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions; as, the army continued to advance

  4. Continue(verb)

    to unite; to connect

  5. Continue(verb)

    to protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not

  6. Continue(verb)

    to carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length

  7. Continue(verb)

    to retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live

Freebase

  1. Continue

    Continue is a common term in video games for the option to continue the game after all of the player's lives have been lost, rather than ending the game and restarting from the very beginning. There may or may not be a penalty for doing this, such as losing a certain number of points or being unable to access bonus stages.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Continue

    kon-tin′ū, v.t. to draw out or prolong: to extend or increase in any way: to unite without break: to persist in.—v.i. to remain in the same place or state: to last or endure: to persevere.—adjs. Contin′uable, that may be continued; Contin′ual, without interruption: unceasing.—adv. Contin′ually.—n. Contin′uance, duration: uninterrupted succession: stay.—adjs. Contin′uant; Contin′uāte, close united: (Shak.) unbroken.—ns. Continuā′tion, constant succession: extension; Continuā′tion-day, the same as Contango-day, that on which contangoes are fixed.—adj. Contin′uātive, continuing.—n. Contin′uātor, one who continues or keeps up a series or succession.—adj. Contin′ued, uninterrupted: unceasing: extended.—adv. Contin′uedly.—ns. Contin′uedness; Contin′uer, one who continues, or has the power of persevering; Continū′ity, state of being continuous: uninterrupted connection.—adj. Contin′uous, joined together without interruption.—adv. Contin′uously.—ns. Contin′uousness; Contin′ūum, a continuous thing:—pl. Contin′ua. [Fr.,—L. continuārecontinuus, joined, connected, from continēre.]

Editors Contribution

  1. continue

    To move forward.

    They did continue joyfully together and married before the date they chose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #836

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1113

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Verbs Frequency: #77

How to pronounce continue?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of continue in a Sentence

  1. John McCain:

    My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning, i appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.

  2. Jeff Ng:

    Growth still looks resilient even though external demand was weak. This may reverse if global oil prices continue to climb. The result implies little pressure for the central bank to ease for now, also the current account surplus should stabilise the currency.

  3. Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam:

    As previously mentioned, we expect Credit Suisse's financial performance in 2016 to continue to be affected by restructuring initiatives as we implement our strategy.

  4. Rik Wuts:

    The cost decline in solar and (power) storage will continue bringing off-grid generation costs ever closer to grid levels, and we have developed innovative technology to optimise the cost of distribution and the design of the distribution systems.

  5. Bill Morneau:

    We were, and continue to be concerned with the state of the economy, we will be bringing forth an economic and fiscal update over the course of the near term.

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