Definitions of remain

  1. To continue in a place or state; to be left existing or left over; not to be lost; to be left.
  2. To await; to be left to.
  3. To be left behind; continue; abide; stay.
  4. 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.
  5. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
  6. To stay behind when others have gone; to stay alive; endure; last; as, the memory of that day remains; be left after a part has been used, lost, etc.; as, little of his wealth remains; to be left as a possibility; as, that remains to be seen.
  7. To stay behind; continue.
  8. 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"
  9. 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 war"
  10. To continue; to be left after; to stay; to last or endure.
  11. The portion left; a dead body; ruins; works published after an author's death; as, literary remains.
  12. That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  13. The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
  14. That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.