Remain

Definition of Remain

Re`main´   Pronunciation: r?-m?n´
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Remained (-m?nd"); 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.
v. t.1.To await; to be left to.
The easier conquest now remains thee.
- Milton.
n.1.State of remaining; stay.
Which often, since my here remain in England,
I 've seen him do.
- Shak.
2.That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.
When this remain of horror has entirely subsided.
- Burke.
3.That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
4.The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's

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