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Remain definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REMA'IN, v.i. [L. remaneo; re and maneo, Gr.]
1. To continue; to rest or abide in a place for a time indefinite. They remained a month in Rome. We remain at an inn for a night, for a week, or a longer time.
Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown. Genesis 38.
2. To be left after others have withdrawn; to rest or abide in the same place when others remove, or are lost, destroyed or taken away.
Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. Genesis 7.
3. To be left after a part or others have past. Let our remaining time or years be employed in active duties.
4. To continue unchanged, or in a particular state. He remains stupid; he remains in a low state of health.
5. Not to be lost; not to escape; not to be forgotten.
All my wisdom remained with me.
6. To be left, out of a greater number or quantity. Part of the debt is paid; that which remains will be on interest.
That which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept till the morning. Exodus 16.
7. To be left as not included or comprised. There remains one argument which has not been considered.
That an elder brother has power over his brethren, remains to be proved.
8. To continue in the same state.
Children thou art, childless remain.
REMA'IN, v.t. To await; to be left to; as, the easier conquest now remains thee. [This is elliptical for remains to thee. Remain is not properly a transitive verb.]
REMA'IN, n. That which is left; a corpse; also, abode. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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" [syn: stay, remain, rest] [ant: change]
2: 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" [syn: stay, stay on, continue, remain]
3: 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: stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up" [syn: persist, remain, stay]

Merriam Webster's

I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French remaindre, from Latin reman?re, from re- + man?re to remain more at mansion Date: 14th century 1. a. to be a part not destroyed, taken, or used up <only a few ruins remain> b. to be something yet to be shown, done, or treated <it remains to be seen> 2. to stay in the same place or with the same person or group; especially to stay behind 3. to continue unchanged <the fact remains that we can't go> II. noun Date: 15th century 1. obsolete stay 2. a remaining part or trace usually used in plural 3. plural a dead body

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. 1 be left over after others or other parts have been removed or used or dealt with. 2 be in the same place or condition during further time; continue to exist or stay; be left behind (remained at home; it will remain cold). 3 (foll. by compl.) continue to be (remained calm; remains President). Etymology: ME f. OF remain- stressed stem of remanoir or f. OF remaindre ult. f. L remanere (as RE-, manere stay)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Remain 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. 6. 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 last. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Remain Re*main", v. t. To await; to be left to. [Archaic] The easier conquest now remains thee. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(remains, remaining, remained) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If someone or something remains in a particular state or condition, they stay in that state or condition and do not change. The three men remained silent... The government remained in control... He remained a formidable opponent... It remains possible that bad weather could tear more holes in the tanker's hull. V-LINK: V adj, V prep, V n, it V adj that/to-inf/wh 2. If you remain in a place, you stay there and do not move away. He will have to remain in hospital for at least 10 days... VERB: V prep, also V 3. You can say that something remains when it still exists. The wider problem remains... VERB: V 4. If something remains to be done, it has not yet been done and still needs to be done. Major questions remain to be answered about his work... V-LINK: V to-inf-passive 5. The remains of something are the parts of it that are left after most of it has been taken away or destroyed. They were tidying up the remains of their picnic. N-PLURAL: usu the N of n 6. The remains of a person or animal are the parts of their body that are left after they have died, sometimes after they have been dead for a long time. The unrecognizable remains of a man had been found... N-PLURAL: usu with supp 7. Historical remains are things that have been found from an earlier period of history, usually buried in the ground, for example parts of buildings and pieces of pottery. There are Roman remains all around us. N-PLURAL: usu supp N 8. You can use remain in expressions such as the fact remains that or the question remains whether to introduce and emphasize something that you want to talk about. The fact remains that inflation is unacceptably high... The question remains whether he was fully aware of the claims. V-LINK: V that, V wh 9. see also remaining 10. If you say that it remains to be seen whether something will happen, you mean that nobody knows whether it will happen. It remains to be seen whether her parliamentary colleagues will agree. PHRASE: usu it PHR whether [vagueness]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. 1. Continue, endure, abide, stay, last. 2. Be left, be left behind. 3. Stay, tarry, sojourn, dwell, abide, continue, wait, rest. 4. Continue, stay, keep.

Moby Thesaurus

abide, balance, be found, be left, be located, be met with, be present, be situated, be still, be there, berth, bide, body, bunk, cadaver, carcass, carry on, cease not, coast, cohabit, continue, continue to be, corpse, debris, defeat time, defy time, detritus, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, drag on, dwell, dwell in, endure, exist, extend, fragments, freeze, go along, go on, hang out, hold, hold on, hold out, hold steady, indwell, inhabit, inhere, jog on, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet, last, last long, last out, leavings, leftovers, lie, lie still, linger, live, live on, live through, lodge, maintain, mark time, nest, never cease, not breathe, not stir, occupy, occur, oddments, odds and ends, perch, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, prevail, remain motionless, remainder, remains, repose, reside, residue, rest, room, roost, run, run on, scraps, slog on, squat, stagger on, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand still, stay, stay on, stay put, stick, stick around, stick fast, subsist, survive, sustain, tarry, tenant, tide over, traces, tread water, vestiges, wait, wear, wear well


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