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Definition of REMAIN

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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.
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              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 v.0.48 [gcide]

Remain \Re*main"\, v. t.
     To await; to be left to. [Archaic]
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           The easier conquest now remains thee.    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Remain \Re*main"\ n.
     1. State of remaining; stay. [Obs.]
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              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. [1913 Webster]

              When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.
                                                    --Burke. [1913 Webster]

     3. Specif., in the plural:
        (a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body. [1913 Webster]

                  Old warriors whose adored remains In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!
                                                    --Pope. [1913 Webster] (b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "remain":
     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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