Definitions for remain
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word remain.
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"
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"
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"
persist, remain, stayverb
"The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
State of remaining; stay.
That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.
remains: That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead.
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.
To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
To await; to be left to.
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-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
I grieve with the old, for so many additional inconveniencies, more than their small remain of life seemed destined to undergo. Alexander Pope.
But fowls obscene dismember’d his remains,
And dogs had torn him. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
Oh would’st thou sing what heroes Windsor bore,
Or raise old warriors, whose ador’d remains,
In weeping vaults, her hallow’d earth contains. Alexander Pope.
A most miraculous work in this good king,
Which, often since my here remain in England,
I’ve seen him do. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
To await; to be left to.
Such end had the kid; for he would weaned be
Of craft, coloured with simplicity;
And such end, pardie, does all them remain
That of such falsers friendship shall be fain. Edmund Spenser.
With oaken staff
I’ll raise such outcries on thy clatter’d iron,
Which long shall not withhold me from thy head,
That in a little time, while breath remains thee,
Thou oft shalt with thyself at Gath to boast,
But never shalt see Gath. John Milton.
If thence he ’scape, what remains him less
Than unknown dangers. John Milton.
The easier conquest now
Remains thee, aided by this host of friends,
Back on thy foes more glorious to return. John Milton.
Etymology: remaneo, Lat.
That that remains, shall be buried in death. Job xxvii. 15.
Bake that which ye will bake to-day; and that which remaineth over, lay up until the morning. Ex. xvi. 23.
He for the time remain’d stupidly good. John Milton.
If what you have heard, shall remain in you, ye shall continue in the son. 1 Jo. ii. 24.
Childless thou art, childless remain. John Milton.
In the families of the world, there remains not to one above another the least pretence to inheritance. John Locke.
Now somewhat sing, whose endless souvenance
Among the shepherds may for aye remain. Edmund Spenser.
I was increased more than all that were before me, also my wisdom remained with me. Ecclus. ii. 9.
That a father may have some power over his children, is easily granted; but that an elder brother has so over his brethren, remains to be proved. John Locke.
The general definition of "remain" is to stay in a specific place or condition, in contrast to leaving or changing. It can also refer to continuing to exist or be valid.
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
to continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last
to await; to be left to
state of remaining; stay
that which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural
that which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body
the posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. remanēre—re-, back, manēre, to stay.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The quantity of stores left on charge for survey, after a voyage.
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
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
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'remain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1101
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'remain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2608
Rank popularity for the word 'remain' in Verbs Frequency: #83
The numerical value of remain in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of remain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Bet on it that Indian stock market is going no where in the next 3 years. Neither Up Nor Down but will remain in Suspension mode in which traders will remain in limbo position not knowing what to do whether to sell and quit or keep waiting
The dollar is stabilizing around 120 yen for now but volatility is likely to remain high as the euro continues to cause turbulence, the dollar will remain strong against the yen in the medium term but a one-sided rally we saw last year is unlikely to be repeated this year.
Even though we’re seeing inflationary pressures ease, we still have a war in Ukraine, fertilizer costs have improved, but they still remain very high. Energy costs have improved, but they still remain relatively high. Labor costs still remain a problem — and the list goes on.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
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- مكث, بقي, بقى, يبقىArabic
- quedar-se, restarCatalan, Valencian
- zůstat, zbýtCzech
- bleiben, übrigbleiben, zurückbleibenGerman
- estar, permanecer, quedar, sobrar, quedarseSpanish
- استوار بودن, پایداشتن, بازماندن, ماندنPersian
- jäädä jäljelle, olla jäljellä, jäädä, pysyäFinnish
- demeurer, reste, resterFrench
- 居残る, 留まる, とどまる, 残るJapanese
- مانهوه, مایهوه, چاوهڕێKurdish
- maneo, sedeo, teneo, sto, remaneoLatin
- achterblijven, resteren, blijvenDutch
- continuar, remanescer, esperar, sobrar, resquício, restar, ficar, resto, permanecerPortuguese
- оставаться, остатьсяRussian
- ostati, obstatiSlovene
- kvarstå, återstå, bli kvar, kvarvara, stanna kvar, kvarbliva, kvarlämnasSwedish
- duy trìVietnamese
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