remain meaning

[ ri'mein ] Pronunciation:   "remain" in a sentence
Verb: remain  ri'meyn
  1. Stay the same; remain in a certain state
    "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"
    - stay, rest 
  2. Continue in a place, position, or situation
    "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"
    - stay, stay on, continue 
  3. 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" 
  4. Stay behind
    "The hostility remained long after they made up"
    - persist, stay

Derived forms: remains, remaining, remained

See also: remainder, remnant

Type of: be


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  1. less than twenty of them remain now.
  2. the property should remain in the gens.
  3. private investors would remain hesitant.
  4. her eyes had remain young and vivacious.
  5. reflux the mixture until no tin remains.

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