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Meaning of CONTINUE

Pronunciation:  kun'tinyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
  2. [v]  continue with one's activities; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"
  3. [v]  move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now"
  4. [v]  allow to remain in a place or position; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"
  5. [v]  keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
  6. [v]  continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
  7. [v]  continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
  8. [v]  continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch"
  9. [v]  carry forward; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"

CONTINUE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bear on, carry on, carry on, go forward, go on, keep, keep going, keep on, persist in, preserve, proceed, proceed, remain, retain, stay, stay on, uphold
 Antonyms: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop
 See Also: abide, act, be, be, bide, carry, die hard, endure, extend, go, hang in, hang on, head, hold, hold on, jog, keep going, keep up, keep up, last, limp, locomote, maintain, move, move, mummify, perpetuate, persevere, persist, persist, prevail, prolong, prolong, ramble, ramble on, restart, resume, ride, roar, run, run on, segue, speak, stand, sustain, sustain, talk, trace, travel, wander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*tin"ue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Continued}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Continuing}.] [F. continuer, L. continuare,
    -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See
    {Continuous}, and cf. {Continuate}.]
    1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in
       connection with; to abide; to stay.
             Here to continue, and build up here A growing
             empire.                               --Milton.
             They continue with me now three days, and have
             nothing to eat.                       --Matt. xv.
    2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
             But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam.
                                                   xiii. 14.
    3. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere;
       to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a
       particular condition, course, or series of actions; as,
       the army continued to advance.
             If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
             indeed.                               --John viii.
    Syn: To persevere; persist. See {Persevere}.
  2. \Con*tin"ue\, v. t.
    1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.]
             the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto
             the mother.                           --Sir T.
    2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist
       in; to cease not.
             O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know
             thee.                                 --Ps. xxxvi.
             You know how to make yourself happy by only
             continuing such a life as you have been long
             acustomed to lead.                    --Pope.
    3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add
       to or draw out in length.
             A bridge of wond'rous length, From hell continued,
             reaching th' utmost orb of this frail world.
    4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees
       were continued; also, to suffer to live.
             And how shall we continue Claudio.    --Shak.
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