remain

re|main
W1S1 [rıˈmeın] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: remaindre, from Latin remanere, from manere 'to stay']
1.) [I always + adverb/preposition, linking verb]
to continue to be in the same state or condition
Please remain seated until all the lights are on.
We remained friends.
The boy remained silent .
remain as
Despite the job losses, Parker remained as manager.
remain unclear/unchanged/unanswered etc
Many scientists remain unconvinced by the current evidence.
2.) [i]formal
to stay in the same place without moving away
= ↑stay remain at/in/with etc
She was too ill to remain at home.
The refugees were allowed to remain in the UK.
3.) [I]
to continue to exist or be left after others have gone, been used, or been destroyed
Little of the original building remains.
The score is tied, with fifteen minutes remaining.
What remains of his original art collection is now in the city museum.
4.) [I]
to be left after other things have been dealt with
remain to be done
Several points remain to be settled.
There remained a few jobs still to be finished.
The fact remains that racism is still a considerable problem.
5.) it remains to be seen
used to say that it is still uncertain whether something will happen or is true
It remains to be seen whether the operation was successful.
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HINT sense 2
In spoken English it is more usual to use stay .
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Remain — Re*main (r? m?n ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Remained} ( m?nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remaining}.] [OF. remaindre, remanoir, L. remanere; pref. re re + manere to stay, remain. See {Mansion}, and cf. {Remainder}, {Remnant}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To stay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Remain — Re*main n. 1. State of remaining; stay. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Which often, since my here remain in England, I ve seen him do. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is left; relic; remainder; chiefly in the plural. The remains of old Rome. Addison.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remain — I (continue) verb adhere, be constant, be permanent, be steadfast, be tenacious, carry on, continue, endure, exist, extend, go on, hang on, hold out, keep, keep going, keep on, last, linger, maintain, outlast, outlive, perdure, perpetuate,… …   Law dictionary

  • remain — [ri mān′] vi. [ME remainen < OFr remaindre < L remanere < re , back, behind + manere, to stay: see MANOR] 1. to be left or left over when the rest has been taken away, destroyed, or disposed of in some way 2. a) to stay while others go… …   English World dictionary

  • remain — [v] stay, wait abide, be left, bide, bivouac, bunk*, cling, continue, delay, dwell, endure, freeze, go on, halt, hang, hang out, hold over, hold the fort*, hover, inhabit, keep on, last, linger, live, lodge, make camp, nest, outlast, outlive,… …   New thesaurus

  • Remain — Re*main , v. t. To await; to be left to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The easier conquest now remains thee. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remain — *stay, wait, abide, tarry, linger Antonyms: depart …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remain — ► VERB 1) be in the same place or condition during further time. 2) continue to be: he remained alert. 3) be left over after others or other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with. ORIGIN Latin remanere, from manere to stay …   English terms dictionary

  • remain — 01. All that [remained] after Larry left the room was the smell of his cigar. 02. People with HIV can [remain] in good health for years. 03. The Prime Minister is expected to [remain] in office until the end of the year, at which time he will… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • remain — {{11}}remain (n.) those left over or surviving, late 15c., from REMAIN (Cf. remain) (v.). But the more usual noun form in English has been REMAINDER (Cf. remainder) except in remains, euphemism for corpse, attested from c.1700, from mortal… …   Etymology dictionary


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