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.

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

  2. remain(Noun)

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

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

  3. remain(Noun)

    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. remain(Noun)

    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. 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.

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

  6. remain(Verb)

    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. remain(Verb)

    To await; to be left to.

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

  8. remain(Verb)

    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. 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.]

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 be a member 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 choose to be a member 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

    To be 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 be on planet earth to live, evolve and learn 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

How to pronounce remain?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say remain in sign language?

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is a river full of expectations or anticipations. Therefore, do dive into it and swim as long as you live. Even if whatever you are doing presently seems abortive. For, surely a hopeful life is bound to be a successful life. Yes! It is a matter of time. But contrariwise, a hopeless life is likely to emerge a worthless life. So, be hopeful and remain hopeful for life and never hopeless. -Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    You are an ingrate and you will remain an ingrate until you imbibe/portray gratitude as your attitude/lifestyle for life.

  3. Thomas Rivera Schatz:

    It was a difficult decision for him and his family, but it was the right one, to the people of Puerto Rico, we assure you that our efforts to improve the quality of life here... will remain strong, and nothing will divert us from said goal.

  4. Deborah Price:

    Whenever you are tapping friends and family for money, you should remain very unattached, otherwise feelings get hurt, and your resentment or pain or anger gets transferred onto your relationships. A crowdfunding campaign is never worth that.

  5. Salman Aziz:

    Outer beauty won’t remain forever but inner beauty does. Don’t run after outer beauty. Because of it can be a huge mistake when you chose outer beauty instead of inner beauty. And that will leave you with regression. Only try to know and get the inner beauty of somebody or something. It will bring peace inside of you.

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