- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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.
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synonym study for remain
OTHER WORDS FROM remainun·re·main·ing, adjective
How to use remain in a sentence
Generally, the tools found alongside ancient remains are ones they used while alive.A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas|Kate Baggaley|November 4, 2020|Popular-Science
Another pit containing the remains of a 25- to 30-year-old man included two spearpoints, suggesting he had had also hunted large animals.Female big-game hunters may have been surprisingly common in the ancient Americas|Bruce Bower|November 4, 2020|Science News
Large ovens and remains of partly burned animal bones and sweet potatoes at Tambo Viejo fit a scenario in which public feasts followed ritual sacrifices.Mummified llamas yield new insights into Inca ritual sacrifices|Bruce Bower|October 27, 2020|Science News
Her remains turned up three years ago in a cave in what is now Croatia.Some Neandertal genes may up the risk of severe COVID-19|Tina Hesman Saey|October 19, 2020|Science News For Students
When he talks about the biosphere, he means all the places on the planet where life is found — including the remains of a giant whale.
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.
The cops climbed out and approached the man who remained in the street.
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
The flight path remained close to the Indonesian archipelago, well within what is the normal reach of air traffic control radar.
For several months he remained under a political cloud, charged with incompetency to quell the Philippine Rebellion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The Afghan was true to his salt, and their own retainers, who had come with them from Lucknow, remained steadfast at this crisis.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
The last-named building remained in the possession of the Unitarians until 1861, when it was sold to the Roman Catholics.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
But one thing remained for Felipe now, If Ramona lived, he would find her, and restore to her this her rightful property.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson