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- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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 remaining
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Her destination was Corcoran, California, where Charles Manson is spending his remaining days in a state prison.
We find, then, that even for this remaining division of human activities, scientific culture is the proper preparation.Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects|Herbert Spencer
Captain Burgoyne was on deck when the catastrophe happened, remaining there as the night grew stormy.Grace Darling|Eva Hope
The body, after remaining suspended the usual time, was put into a coffin, and delivered to his friends.
Figs. 76–80 are only represented on a smaller scale than the remaining Figs.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
But far from being that he was in danger of remaining a sort of nondescript dilettante all his life.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard|Joseph Conrad
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.