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Meaning of REMAIN

Pronunciation:  ri'meyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week"
  2. [v]  be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc. "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"
  3. [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"
  4. [v]  stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

REMAIN is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: continue, persist, rest, stay, stay, stay on
 Antonyms: change
 See Also: abide, be, be, bide, keep, linger, sit tight, stand, stay fresh, stay together, stick together



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*main"\ (r?-m?n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Remained}
    (-m?nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remaining}.] [OF. remaindre,
    remanoir, L. remanere; pref. re- re- + manere to stay,
    remain. See {Mansion}, and cf. {Remainder}, {Remnant}.]
    1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after
       others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a
       number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be
       left as not included or comprised.
             Gather up the fragments that remain.  --John vi. 12.
             Of whom the greater part remain unto this present,
             but some are fallen asleep.           --1 Cor. xv.
             That . . . remains to be proved.      --Locke.
    2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or
       undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to
             Remain a widow at thy father's house. --Gen.
                                                   xxxviii. 11.
             Childless thou art; childless remain. --Milton.
    Syn: To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell;
         abide; last; endure.
  2. \Re*main"\, v. t.
    To await; to be left to. [Archaic]
          The easier conquest now remains thee.    --Milton.