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}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Gather up the fragments that remain. --John vi. 12. [1913 Webster]

Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. --1 Cor. xv. 6. [1913 Webster]

That . . . remains to be proved. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last. [1913 Webster]

Remain a widow at thy father's house. --Gen. xxxviii. 11. [1913 Webster]

Childless thou art; childless remain. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Remain — Re*main n. 1. State of remaining; stay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Which often, since my here remain in England, I ve seen him do. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is left; relic; remainder; chiefly in the plural. The remains of old Rome. Addison.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remain — I (continue) verb adhere, be constant, be permanent, be steadfast, be tenacious, carry on, continue, endure, exist, extend, go on, hang on, hold out, keep, keep going, keep on, last, linger, maintain, outlast, outlive, perdure, perpetuate,… …   Law dictionary

  • remain — [ri mān′] vi. [ME remainen < OFr remaindre < L remanere < re , back, behind + manere, to stay: see MANOR] 1. to be left or left over when the rest has been taken away, destroyed, or disposed of in some way 2. a) to stay while others go… …   English World dictionary

  • remain — [v] stay, wait abide, be left, bide, bivouac, bunk*, cling, continue, delay, dwell, endure, freeze, go on, halt, hang, hang out, hold over, hold the fort*, hover, inhabit, keep on, last, linger, live, lodge, make camp, nest, outlast, outlive,… …   New thesaurus

  • Remain — Re*main , v. t. To await; to be left to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The easier conquest now remains thee. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remain — *stay, wait, abide, tarry, linger Antonyms: depart …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remain — ► VERB 1) be in the same place or condition during further time. 2) continue to be: he remained alert. 3) be left over after others or other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with. ORIGIN Latin remanere, from manere to stay …   English terms dictionary

  • remain — 01. All that [remained] after Larry left the room was the smell of his cigar. 02. People with HIV can [remain] in good health for years. 03. The Prime Minister is expected to [remain] in office until the end of the year, at which time he will… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • remain — re|main W1S1 [rıˈmeın] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: remaindre, from Latin remanere, from manere to stay ] 1.) [I always + adverb/preposition, linking verb] to continue to be in the same state or condition ▪ Please remain seated until …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • remain — {{11}}remain (n.) those left over or surviving, late 15c., from REMAIN (Cf. remain) (v.). But the more usual noun form in English has been REMAINDER (Cf. remainder) except in remains, euphemism for corpse, attested from c.1700, from mortal… …   Etymology dictionary

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