Definitions for: Remain

[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*main" (r?-m?n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Remained
(-m?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Remaining.] [OF. remaindre,
remanoir, L. remanere; pref. re- re- + manere to stay,
remain. See Mansion, and cf. Remainder, Remnant.]
1. 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.

Gather up the fragments that remain. --John vi. 12.

Of whom the greater part remain unto this present,
but some are fallen asleep. --1 Cor. xv.

That . . . remains to be proved. --Locke.

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

Remain a widow at thy father's house. --Gen.
xxxviii. 11.

Childless thou art; childless remain. --Milton.

Syn: To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell;
abide; last; endure.

Re*main", v. t.
To await; to be left to. [Archaic]

The easier conquest now remains thee. --Milton.

Synonyms: continue, persist, rest, stay, stay, stay on

Antonyms: change

See Also: abide, be, be, bide, keep, linger, sit tight, stand, stay fresh, stay together, stick together

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