Definitions for remain

Definitions for (verb) remain

Main entry: remain, rest, stay

Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state

Usage: 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

Main entry: remain

Definition: be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.

Usage: 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

Main entry: remain, stay, stay on, continue

Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation

Usage: 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

Main entry: remain, stay, persist

Definition: stay behind

Usage: The smell stayed in the room; The hostility remained long after they made up

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