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.
adj 1: being the remaining one or ones of several; "tried to sell
the remaining books"
2: not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money
left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars
left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper";
"unexpended provisions" [syn: leftover, left over(p),
left(p), odd, unexpended]