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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·main /rɪˈmen/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·main v. i. [imp. & p. p. Remained p. pr. & vb. n. Remaining.]
 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. 6.
    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 last.
    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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·main, v. t. To await; to be left to. [Archaic]
    The easier conquest now remains thee.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·main n.
 1. State of remaining; stay. [Obs.]
 Which often, since my here remain in England,
 I 've seen him do.   --Shak.
 2. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural. “The remains of old Rome.”
    When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.   --Burke.
 3. Specif., in the plural: (a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
 Old warriors whose adored remains
 In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains!   --Pope.
 (b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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"
           [syn: stay, rest] [ant: change]
      2: 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" [syn: 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
      4: stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility
         remained long after they made up" [syn: persist, stay]