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"
continue, go on, carry on, proceed(verb)
"I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
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"
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"
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"
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"
continue after an interruption
"The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
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"
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"
exist over a prolonged period of time
"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
an option allowing a gamer to resume play after a game over.
an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.
to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
To make last; to prolong.
To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc.
When will the concert continue?
To make a continuation bet.
Origin: From continuer, from continuare.
to remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay
to be permanent or durable; to endure; to last
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
to unite; to connect
to protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not
to carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length
to retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live
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
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. continuāre—continuus, joined, connected, from continēre.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #836
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1113
Rank popularity for the word 'continue' in Verbs Frequency: #77
The numerical value of continue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of continue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- دام, استمر, تابعArabic
- простирам се, продължавам, запазвам се, оставам, траяBulgarian
- continuarCatalan, Valencian
- weitermachen, weiterhin, fortfahren, fortsetzen, weiterGerman
- kontinui, daŭrigi, pluigiEsperanto
- continuar, seguirSpanish
- jätkama, jätkumaEstonian
- ادامه دادنPersian
- jatkaa, jatkuaFinnish
- mair, lean airScottish Gaelic
- המשיך, נמשךHebrew
- करते रहना, बने रहनाHindi
- 続ける, 続くJapanese
- pergo, continuo, persequorLatin
- doorgaan, voortzetten, verdergaan, herbeginnenDutch
- continuar, seguirPortuguese
- продолжа́ть, продолжа́ться, продо́лжить, продо́лжитьсяRussian
- devam etmek, sürmek, sürdürmekTurkish
- продовжувати, продовжитиUkrainian
- tiếp tụcVietnamese
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