- lasting or enduring without interruption: continued good health.
- going on after an interruption; resuming: a continued TV series.
Origin of continued
- to go on after suspension or interruption: The program continued after an intermission.
- to go on or keep on, as in some course or action; extend: The road continues for three miles.
- to last or endure: The strike continued for two months.
- to remain in a particular state or capacity: The general agreed to continue in command of the army.
- to remain in a place; abide; stay: Let us continue in this house forever.
- to go on with or persist in: to continue an action.
- to carry on from the point of suspension or interruption: He continued the concert after the latecomers were seated.
- to extend from one point to another in space; prolong.
- to say in continuation.
- to cause to last or endure; maintain or retain, as in a position.
- to carry over, postpone, or adjourn; keep pending, as a legal proceeding.
Origin of continue
Antonyms for continue
Related Words for continuedadvance, extend, linger, pursue, reach, stay, remain, maintain, sustain, progress, survive, last, promote, endure, restore, renew, proceed, persevere, project, uphold
Examples from the Web for continued
Contemporary Examples of continued
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.Phylicia Rashad and the Cult of Cosby Truthers
January 8, 2015
He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
January 4, 2015
If Dudesmash were to be something we continued doing, this would be an important year to do it, ‘cause we didn’t do one last year.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
“Personal hotspots are just that, personal,” Sesar continued.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security
December 31, 2014
She adds that they continued to email, but “finally, in so many words, he declined to be interviewed.”The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline
December 31, 2014
Historical Examples of continued
During the whole of the ensuing day, Paralus continued in a deep sleep.
"I mean the philosopher, who teaches in the groves of Academus," continued he.
Nevertheless I continued to treat him well on account of the interest you felt in him.Brave and Bold
Continued on eastward and soon struck Mr. Gosse's cart-track.
After this we left them and continued on to the spring found yesterday, and camped.
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something)he continued running
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to resume after an interruptionwe'll continue after lunch
- to draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolongedcontinue the chord until it meets the tangent
- (tr) law, mainly Scot to postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings)
Word Origin for continue
Word Origin and History for continued
mid-14c., contynuen, from Old French continuer (13c.), from Latin continuare "join together, connect, make or be continuous," from continuus "uninterrupted," from continere (intransitive) "to be uninterrupted," literally "to hang together" (see contain). Related: Continued; continuing.