What does remain mean?

Definitions for remain
rɪˈmeɪnre·main

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stay, remain, rest(verb)

    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, 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"

  3. remain(verb)

    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, stay(verb)

    stay behind

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

Wiktionary

  1. remain(Noun)

    State of remaining; stay.

  2. remain(Noun)

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

  3. remain(Noun)

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

  4. remain(Noun)

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

  5. remain(Verb)

    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.

  6. remain(Verb)

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

  7. remain(Verb)

    To await; to be left to.

  8. remain(Verb)

    To continue in a state of being.

    The light remained red for two full minutes.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remain(verb)

    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. Remain(verb)

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

  3. Remain(verb)

    to await; to be left to

  4. Remain(noun)

    state of remaining; stay

  5. Remain(noun)

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

  6. Remain(noun)

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

  7. Remain(noun)

    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.]

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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

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. Reyder Sebastian:

    This will not remain unpunished.

  2. John Kerry:

    Those discussions remain ongoing.

  3. Interior Minister Barnard Cazeneuve:

    France was able to remain France.

  4. Samuel Beckett:

    We are all born mad. Some remain so.

  5. Marino Valensise:

    We remain in the globalisation phase.

Images & Illustrations of remain

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