Definition of Remain

1. Verb. Stay the same; remain in a certain state. "John will remain angry"; "The bad weather continued for another week"

Exact synonyms: Rest, Stay
Specialized synonyms: Keep Out, Sit Tight, Stay Together, Stick Together, Stand, Keep, Stay Fresh, Be
Generic synonyms: Be
Antonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Stay



2. Verb. Continue in a place, position, or situation. "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
Exact synonyms: Continue, Stay, Stay On
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Abide, Bide, Stay, Hold Over
Derivative terms: Continuation, Stay

3. Verb. Be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.. "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Remainder, Remainder, Remnant

4. Verb. Stay behind. "The hostility remained long after they made up"
Exact synonyms: Persist, Stay
Specialized synonyms: Stick, Linger
Derivative terms: Persistent

Definition of Remain

1. v. i. 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. v. t. To await; to be left to.

3. n. State of remaining; stay.

Definition of Remain

1. Noun. State of remaining; stay. ¹

2. Noun. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural. ¹

3. Noun. (plural only) '''remains''': That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body. ¹

4. Noun. The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead. ¹

5. 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. ¹

6. Verb. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last. ¹

7. Verb. To await; to be left to. ¹

8. Verb. (context: copulative) To continue in a state of being. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Remain

1. to continue in the same state [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remain

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remade
remades
remagnetization
remagnetizations
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remagnetized
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remail
remailed
remailer
remailers
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remain (current term)
remain down
remain firm
remain to be seen
remainder
remainder-man
remainder-men
remainder trust
remainder trusts
remaindered
remaindering
remainderman
remaindermen
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Literary usage of Remain

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... both of them-came to me, and de- fired I would give them leave to remain on the ifland, and be entered among my family, as they called it. ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"... that the saying of the wise man might be fulfilled, " He that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. ..."

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