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remain - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'remain' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Remain [ n.]
- State of remaining; stay.
- That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.
- That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
- The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
2 . Remain [ v. i.]
- 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.
- To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
3 . Remain [ v. t.]
- To await; to be left to.

Meaning of 'remain' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . remain [ v]
Meaning (1):
- continue in a place, position, or situation
Example in sentence:
  • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser;
  • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year;
  • She continued as deputy mayor for another year;
  • Stay with me, please
Meaning (2):
- be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.
Example in sentence:
  • Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war;
  • There remains the question of who pulled the trigger
Meaning (3):
- stay the same; remain in a certain state
Example in sentence:
  • He remained unmoved by her tears;
  • rest assured;
  • stay alone;
  • The bad weather continued for another week;
  • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
Meaning (4):
- stay behind
Example in sentence:
  • The hostility remained long after they made up;
  • The smell stayed in the room