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