- 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
Examples from the Web for continues
And Epstein continues to steer money toward universities to advance scientific research.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Wisner continues to feel angry toward the agency because she believes she was misled.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
For now, Sabrine continues her daily routine of visits to the protest camp, to political leaders and taking care of the twins.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
Film critic David Ehrlich continues his annual tradition of making a supercut of his favorite films of the year.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
December 14, 2014
He continues His office of High-priest, and intercedes for us with the Father.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
"He's travelin' up and down in the market," continues Faust.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Vittel, Bains, Bussang—all in the Vosges—yet it continues to hold up its head.In the Heart of Vosges
She continues through the alphabet to L, when the table responds.Echoes of the War
J. M. Barrie
For some reason it's very important to them that it continues to function.Slaves of Mercury
- (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 and History for continues
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.