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remainmore about remain


  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}.] 
  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 
  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 
  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)  [web1913]: 
  Remain  \Re*main"\,  v.  t. 
  To  await;  to  be  left  to  [Archaic] 
  The  easier  conquest  now  remains  thee.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 

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