to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home;I'll remain here when you go to the airport.
to be left after the removal, loss, destruction, etc., of all else: The front wall is all that remains of the fort.
to be left to be done, told, shown, etc.: Only the dishwashing remains.
to be reserved or in store.
Usually remains. something that remains or is left.
miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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.
- un·re·main·ing, adjective
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How to use remain in a sentence
The process takes a minimum of six weeks, plus you’ll need to ship in the remains, so make sure to plan ahead and ask for permission.
Another pit contained the remains of a 25- to 30-year-old man.
She lifts a visor from the remains which matches the colors of her outfit, and she puts it on.
The remains of Gath are found at a site called Tell es-Safi in Israel.The biblical warrior Goliath may not have been so giant after all | Bruce Bower | November 23, 2020 | Science News
Researchers excavated a 9,000-year-old partial skeleton in the Andes buried with hunting tools and determined that the remains belonged to a young woman.A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas | Kate Baggaley | November 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
Their logic: the sea-creature would come alive and drink up any remaining alcohol.
Fold over the edges and crimp, then trim any remaining excess.
Once hot, add the shallots, apples, cranberries, and remaining cranberry juice to the pan.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries | Carla Hall | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, there are only about 30,000 remaining, as they have disappeared from twenty-six countries.Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass Extinction | Sean B. Carroll | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her destination was Corcoran, California, where Charles Manson is spending his remaining days in a state prison.
The remaining one struggled for another half-minute, and flared up in one last, desperate effort.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
The remaining figures, being taken from census returns and other reliable authorities, are more satisfactory.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The principal room or "hall" will accommodate about 1,000 persons, the remaining portion of the premises being let off in offices.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
And their name continue for ever, the glory of the holy men remaining unto their children.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
In a similar manner, the pupil can memorise the three remaining stanzas.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
British Dictionary definitions for remain
to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; only Tom remained
(copula) to continue to be: to remain cheerful
to be left, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etc: a little wine still remained in the bottle
to be left to be done, said, etc: it remains to be pointed out
- See also remains
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