- 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 continuingchronic, enduring, lasting, pursuing, persevering, persisting, progressing, maintaining, sustaining, advancing, permanent
Examples from the Web for continuing
Contemporary Examples of continuing
He went on to say that even such double horrors had never kept cops from continuing on.Two Cops ‘Assassinated’ in Brooklyn
December 21, 2014
It was after Brown refused, cursing at him and continuing to walk in the street, that Wilson said he made the connection.The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions About Ferguson
November 26, 2014
More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned
November 19, 2014
Some of it is continuing fascination with the Rockefeller family.This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art
November 19, 2014
As if to prove their continuing vitality, the other elders choose to write about younger or even much younger characters.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe
November 4, 2014
Historical Examples of continuing
Continuing westerly for about ten miles, we reached the water, our bivouac on the 22nd.Explorations in Australia
"Be careful, my dear," said Hubertine, continuing to tease her.The Dream
But Philip had another motive in continuing his acquaintance with that personage.Night and Morning, Complete
Mechanically, Molly kissed her brother, continuing to work thoughtfully.
"We can easily manage it," said the editor, continuing his advantage.
- (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 continuing
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.