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.

  2. remainnoun

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

  3. remainnoun

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

  4. remainnoun

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

  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.

  6. remainverb

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

  7. remainverb

    To await; to be left to.

  8. remainverb

    To continue in a state of being.

    The light remained red for two full minutes.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Remainnoun

    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.

  2. To Remainverb

    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.

  3. To REMAINverb

    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.

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

  2. Mainer

  3. marine

  4. Marine

  5. ermani

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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. Rosalind Breslow:

    As we age, our ability to metabolize alcohol decreases. So alcohol might remain in our systems longer to interact with medications, furthermore, the metabolism of several medications that interact with alcohol slows as we get older, creating a larger window for potential alcohol/medication interactions.

  2. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan:

    If confirmed by the Senate, I will continue the aggressive implementation of our National Defense Strategy, i remain committed to modernizing the force so our remarkable Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines have everything they need to keep our military lethal and our country safe.

  3. Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian:

    Where necessary, we remain in disaster relief mode and we're ensuring our teams have what they need, as the waters recede, we will conduct post-flood road and bridge assessments and conduct bridge inspections when condition warrants.

  4. An Army spokeswoman:

    We also continuously remind soldiers to remain vigilant about the risks of using any social media platform when sharing their personal information and data.

  5. Giordano Lombardo:

    If China does not derail in its transition process (and) developed markets remain resilient and avoid deflationary spirals, we believe the market over-reaction can open up value opportunities for long-term investors.

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