remain
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈmeɪn/
Noun

remain (plural remains)

  1. (mostly, in the plural) That which is left; relic; remainder.
  2. (in the plural) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  3. Posthumous works or productions, especially literary works.
  4. (obsolete) State of remaining; stay.
Translations Verb

remain (remains, present participle remaining; past and past participle remained)

  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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, John 6:12 ↗:
      Gather up the fragments that remain.
    • 1689 December (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], Two Treatises of Government: […], London: […] Awnsham Churchill, […], OCLC 83985187 ↗:
      , Book I
      That […] remains to be proved.
  2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
    There was no food in the house, so I had to remain hungry.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 38:11 ↗:
      Remain a widow at thy father's house.
  3. To await; to be left to.
  4. (copulative) To continue in a state of being.
    The light remained red for two full minutes.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: остава́ться
  • Spanish: sobrar, restar (intransitive)
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