verb (used without object)
- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.
- traces of some quality, condition, etc.
- a dead body; corpse.
- parts or substances remaining from animal or plant life that occur in the earth's crust or strata: fossil remains; organic remains.
Origin of remain
Examples from the Web for remain
Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
Expectations, reasonable or unrealistic, remain so even if we impose them on ourselves.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The fate of AirAsia Flight 8501 and the 162 souls on board is a tragedy, but it will not remain a mystery for much longer.
Cubans are cursed whether they find a means of escape or remain.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How gladly would I have accepted their hearty invitation to remain several weeks with them!A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
If you desire to avoid observation you can remain here until it grows darker, and then you can walk up to the mansion.A Bicycle of Cathay|Frank R. Stockton
An attempt to remove it, the surgeons determined, would be more hazardous to life than to permit it to remain.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
They were far enough from the camp for Rainy to remain unobserved all day.The Wilderness Trail|Frank Williams
I would have preferred to remain silent about the actions of which I have told.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for remain
early 15c., from Anglo-French remayn-, Old French remain-, stressed stem of remanoir "stay, dwell, remain; be left; hold out," from Latin remanere "to remain, to stay behind; be left behind; endure, abide, last" (cf. Spanish remaner, Italian rimanere), from re- "back" (see re-) + manere "to stay, remain" (see mansion). Related: Remained; remaining.
"those left over or surviving," mid-15c., from Middle French remain, back-formation from Old French remanoir, remaindre, or else formed in Middle English from remain (v.). But the more usual noun in English has been remainder except in remains, euphemism for "corpse," attested from c.1700, from mortal remains.