What does remain mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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

How to pronounce remain?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say remain in sign language?

  1. remain

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. Sheikh Yahya:

    We want stability to remain.

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    He urged us to remain unified.

  3. Reyder Sebastian:

    This will not remain unpunished.

  4. John Kerry:

    Those discussions remain ongoing.

  5. Interior Minister Barnard Cazeneuve:

    France was able to remain France.

Images & Illustrations of remain

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