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- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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 remains
A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.
So, Islamized teaching sends girls back home for marriage and housework, and remains exclusively for boys.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.
But how much they have regained or how durable their hold is remains unclear.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
What remains to be told of Fitzjames's life shall be given as briefly as may be.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I.|Sir Leslie Stephen
What remains of turpentine after the oil has been distilled.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The remains of man, too, add to the earthy coating that covers the face of the globe.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
Sorrow is the flock of sparrows which remains behind, and builds in the nests of the birds of passage.The True Story of My Life|Hans Christian Andersen
But if she remains here I fear that nothing can save her from the horror of an arrest, even if afterwards we are able to save her.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
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.