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 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. [1913 Webster]

Gather up the fragments that remain. --John vi. 12. [1913 Webster]

Of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. --1 Cor. xv. 6. [1913 Webster]

That . . . remains to be proved. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last. [1913 Webster]

Remain a widow at thy father's house. --Gen. xxxviii. 11. [1913 Webster]

Childless thou art; childless remain. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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