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, 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. Frederick The Great:

    If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks.

  2. Stephen Innes:

    Crude prices continued their stellar performance into year-end, nudged along by the more benevolent inventory data published by the EIA, product demand is up, and with a more constructive global growth outlook than at any time of this year, oil markets remain supported by the fundamental backdrop.

  3. Jim Smith:

    Mark Rupp said. The virus is blamed for more than 6.5 million confirmed infections and 195,000 deaths in the U.S., by far the highest totals of any country, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. While case numbers have fallen from a peak average of 67,000 new infections per day in late July to about 36,000 now, the numbers remain staggeringly high. Deaths are running at about 750 a day, down from a peak of over 2,200 in late April. In recent days, Mississippi has allowed restaurants to expand their customer capacity to 75 %. New Jersey reopened gyms and indoor dining at restaurants, though with limited capacity. Michigans governor allowed gyms to reopen and organized sports to resume. County commissioners in Pinellas County, Fla., on Thursday are set to discuss whether to repeal their mask ordinance. While some Americans may see such things as a welcome step closer to normal, public health experts warn the U.S. is setting itself up for failure — again. ( iStock) Public health experts noted that it is safe to resume certain activities in communities where there are low levels of infection. The nations top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, appeared via video at Vermont Gov. Phil Scotts virus briefing Tuesday and praised the states response and its steps to reopen safely. Anthony Fauci chalked it up to Vermonts emphasis on wearing masks, avoiding crowds and taking other simple precautions. But elsewhere, experts said, case counts are too high to resume higher-risk activities, such as going to bars, gyms, theaters and stadiums, participating in close contact sports or eating inside a restaurant. In most communities in Florida, bars were allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity on Monday, while keeping some precautions in place. But Floridas three biggest counties Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach are keeping their bars closed because of high case numbers. Even in places where drinking establishments have been given the OK to reopen, some owners and customers alike are hesitant. At The Leon Pub, a smoky bar a mile up the road from Floridas Capitol in Tallahassee, the Monday night crowd was sparse, as Leon Pub has been for much of the long, oppressive summer. Leon Pub been crickets and tumbleweeds, said bartender Lauren Bryant. Among the few there were Allie Preston and her husband. Weve been cooped up for a while. It was nice to have normalcy, she said. Florida bars were shuttered on St. Patricks Day in March, allowed to reopen in June, then ordered closed again about two weeks later as virus cases surged. Leon Pub was allowed to reopen in July because it had a restaurant license. Jim Smith, owner of Poor Pauls Pourhouse in Tallahassee, intends to keep Jim Smith place closed until the outbreak is over. I miss going to work every day. I miss seeing the customers and employees.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A man who has no self-respect can make any number of woman to accept him as her boyfriend; A husband who has no shame could remain for any number of years in the bondage of his wife and even would foolishly claim the same as his happily married days.

  5. Christian Sewing:

    We remain committed to our Corporate & Investment Bank and our international presence – we are unwavering in that.

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