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re·main

 (rĭ-mān′)
intr.v. re·mained, re·main·ing, re·mains
1. To continue in the same state or condition: These matters remain in doubt.
2. To continue to be in the same place; stay or stay behind: We are remaining at home.
3. To be left after the removal, loss, passage, or destruction of others: Only a few trees remained after the storm. See Synonyms at stay1.
4. To be left as still to be dealt with: A cure remains to be found.
5. To endure or persist: Despite the passing of so many years, the fond memories remain.

[Middle English remainen, from Old French remanoir, remainer, from Latin remanēre : re-, re- + manēre, to remain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

remain

(rɪˈmeɪn)
vb (mainly intr)
1. to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; only Tom remained.
2. (copula) to continue to be: to remain cheerful.
3. to be left, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etc: a little wine still remained in the bottle.
4. to be left to be done, said, etc: it remains to be pointed out.
[C14: from Old French remanoir, from Latin remanēre to be left, from re- + manēre to stay]

re•main

(rɪˈmeɪn)

v.i.
1. to continue to be as specified; continue in the same state.
2. to stay behind or in the same place.
3. to be left after the removal, loss, or destruction of all else.
4. to be left to be done, told, shown, etc.
5. to be reserved or in store.
n.
6. Usu., remains. something that remains or is left.
7. remains,
a. traces of some quality, condition, etc.
b. a dead body; corpse.
c. parts or substances remaining from animal or plant life: fossil remains.
d. writings unpublished at the time of the author's death.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French remain-, tonic s. of Middle French remanoir < Latin remanēre=re- re- + manēre to stay]

remain

  • bide one's time - Based on abide, meaning "remain" or "to wait awhile."
  • marcescent - Describes leaves that wither but remain attached to the stem.
  • mansion, mansionary - Mansion first meant the action of living or remaining in a place, from French manere, "remain," from Latin mansio, "staying"; mansionary is an adjective meaning "resident."
  • stick-in-the-mud - Based on the notion of "to stick in the mud, to be content to remain in an abject condition."

remain

stay

Remain and stay are often used with the same meaning. Remain is more formal than stay. To remain or stay in a particular state means to continue to be in that state.

Oliver remained silent.
I stayed awake all night.

If you remain or stay in a place, you do not leave it.

I was allowed to remain at home.
Fewer women these days stay at home to look after their children.

If something still exists, you can say that it remains. Don't say that it 'stays'.

Even today parts of the old wall remain.
The wider problem remains.

If you stay in a town, hotel, or house, you live there for a short time.

How long can you stay in Brussels?
She was staying in the same hotel as I was.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'remain' with this meaning.

remain


Past participle: remained
Gerund: remaining

Imperative
remain
remain
Present
I remain
you remain
he/she/it remains
we remain
you remain
they remain
Preterite
I remained
you remained
he/she/it remained
we remained
you remained
they remained
Present Continuous
I am remaining
you are remaining
he/she/it is remaining
we are remaining
you are remaining
they are remaining
Present Perfect
I have remained
you have remained
he/she/it has remained
we have remained
you have remained
they have remained
Past Continuous
I was remaining
you were remaining
he/she/it was remaining
we were remaining
you were remaining
they were remaining
Past Perfect
I had remained
you had remained
he/she/it had remained
we had remained
you had remained
they had remained
Future
I will remain
you will remain
he/she/it will remain
we will remain
you will remain
they will remain
Future Perfect
I will have remained
you will have remained
he/she/it will have remained
we will have remained
you will have remained
they will have remained
Future Continuous
I will be remaining
you will be remaining
he/she/it will be remaining
we will be remaining
you will be remaining
they will be remaining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been remaining
you have been remaining
he/she/it has been remaining
we have been remaining
you have been remaining
they have been remaining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been remaining
you will have been remaining
he/she/it will have been remaining
we will have been remaining
you will have been remaining
they will have been remaining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been remaining
you had been remaining
he/she/it had been remaining
we had been remaining
you had been remaining
they had been remaining
Conditional
I would remain
you would remain
he/she/it would remain
we would remain
you would remain
they would remain
Past Conditional
I would have remained
you would have remained
he/she/it would have remained
we would have remained
you would have remained
they would have remained
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.remain - 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"
keep out - remain outside
sit tight - maintain the same position; wait it out; "Let's not make a decision--let's sit tight"
stay together, stick together - be loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble; "The two families stuck together throughout the war"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
stand - remain inactive or immobile; "standing water"
stay fresh, keep - fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"
be - to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form; "let her be"
2.remain - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
hold over - continue a term of office past the normal period of time
3.remain - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
4.remain - stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
stick - endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
linger - remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on"

remain

verb
1. continue, stay, go on, stand, dwell, bide The three men remained silent.
2. stay behind, wait, delay, stay put (informal), tarry He remained at home with his family.
stay behind go, leave, depart
3. continue, be left, endure, persist, linger, hang in the air, stay There remains deep mistrust of his government.

remain

verb
1. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
2. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
Translations
يَبْقىيُتْرَك ، يبْقى، يَظَليَسْتَمِر
zůstatzbýt
forblive
jäädä
ostati
marad
halda áfram aî verahalda kyrru fyrirvera eftir
・・・のままである
남아 있다
liktilikučiailikusiejilikusioji dalispalaikai
atliktpaliktpalikt pāri
ostati
stanna kvar
คงอยู่
kalmakhâlâ var olmak
duy trì

remain

[rɪˈmeɪn] VI
1. (= be left) → quedar
little now remains of the old citypoco queda ya del casco antiguo
the few pleasures that remain to melos pocos placeres que me quedan
much remains to be donequeda mucho por hacer
nothing remains to be saidno queda nada por decir, no hay nada más que decir
nothing remains but to acceptno queda más remedio que aceptar
it only remains to thank yousólo queda darle las gracias
that remains to be seeneso está por ver
2. (= continue to be) → seguir, continuar
the problem remains unsolvedel problema sigue or continúa sin resolverse
he remained a formidable opponentsiguió or continuó siendo un rival formidable
to remain seated/standingpermanecer sentado/de pie
to remain faithful to sbseguir or permanecer fiel a algn
they remained silentpermanecieron en silencio
the government remained in controlel gobierno mantuvo or sostuvo el control
the two men have remained friendslos dos hombres han seguido siendo amigos
if the weather remains finesi el tiempo sigue bueno
the fact remains that (referring to previous statement) → no es menos cierto que ..., sigue siendo un hecho que ...
3. (= stay) → quedarse
we remained there three weeksnos quedamos allí tres semanas
to remain behind (gen) → quedarse; (after school) → quedarse después de las clases
4. (in letters) I remain, yours faithfullyle saluda atentamente

remain

[rɪˈmeɪn]
vi
(= continue to be) → rester
The situation remains tense → La situation reste tendue.
to remain silent → garder le silence
to remain unanswered → rester sans réponse
Many questions remain unanswered → De nombreuses questions restent sans réponse.
to remain in control → garder le contrôle
much remains to be done → beaucoup reste à faire
it remains to be seen whether ... → il reste à savoir si ...
I remain, yours faithfully (British) (in letters)je vous prie d'agréer, Monsieur (or Madame ) l'assurance de mes sentiments distingués
(= stay in place) → rester
I was allowed to remain at home → On m'autorisait à rester chez moi.
(= continue to exist) → demeurer
Other dangers still remain → D'autres dangers demeurent encore.
the fact remains that ... → il n'en demeure pas moins que ...
vt (= continue to be) → rester
He remains a formidable opponent → Il reste un adversaire formidable.

remain

vi
(= be left)bleiben; (= be left over)übrig bleiben; much remains to be donees ist or bleibt noch viel zu tun; nothing remains to be saides gibt or bleibt nichts mehr zu sagen; all that remains (for us) is to acceptwir brauchen jetzt nur noch anzunehmen or müssen nur noch zusagen or annehmen; (= have no alternative)es bleibt uns nichts anderes übrig, als anzunehmen; all that remains is for me to wish you every successich möchte Ihnen nur noch viel Erfolg wünschen; all that remains (for me/us etc to do) is to lock upich brauche/wir brauchen jetzt nur noch abzuschließen; that remains to be seendas wird sich zeigen, das bleibt abzuwarten; the fact remains that he is wrongdas ändert nichts an der Tatsache, dass er unrecht hat
(= stay)bleiben; remain seated!bleiben Sie sitzen, behalten Sie Platz (geh); to remain silentweiterhin schweigen; to remain behind/upzurück-/aufbleiben; let things remain as they arelassen wir alles so, wie es ist; (talking to somebody else) → lassen Sie die Dinge so, wie sie sind; it remains the samedas bleibt sich gleich; “I remain yours faithfully John Smith”„mit besten Grüßen verbleibe ich Ihr John Smith

remain

[rɪˈmeɪn] virimanere, restare
it remains to be seen whether ... → resta da vedere se...
it will remain in my memory → resterà sempre impresso nel mio ricordo
the fact remains that ... → resta il fatto che...
to remain faithful to sb → rimanere fedele a qn
to remain silent → restare in silenzio
to remain behind → restare indietro
I remain, yours faithfully (Brit) (in letters) → distinti saluti

remain

(rəˈmein) verb
1. to be left. Only two tins of soup remain; Very little remained of the cinema after the fire; A great many things still remain to be done.
2. to stay; not to leave. I shall remain here.
3. to continue to be. The problem remains unsolved.
reˈmainder (-də) noun
the amount or number that is left when the rest has gone, been taken away etc. I've corrected most of the essays – the remainder will get done tomorrow.
reˈmains noun plural
1. what is left after part has been taken away, eaten, destroyed etc. the remains of a meal.
2. a dead body. to dispose of someone's remains.

remain

يَبْقى zůstat forblive verbleiben παραμένω quedarse jäädä rester ostati rimanere ・・・のままである 남아 있다 blijven gjenstå pozostać permanecer оставаться stanna kvar คงอยู่ kalmak duy trì 保持

remain

v. permanecer;
to ___ in bedguardar cama.
References in classic literature ?
With hearty thanks and best wishes, I remain "`Your grateful friend and humble servant, "`JAMES LAURENCE'
Then as Tom motioned to him to remain, he murmured: "He may have something to say to me later.
They would doubtless remain away till the dinner hour.
The suddenness of the flight of his guide, and the wild cries of the pursuers, caused Heyward to remain fixed, for a few moments, in inactive surprise.
remain to defend those I escort, and freely name your own reward
What had Jessie ever done-- what was Jessie--to provoke and remain insensible to such a blind devotion as this?
She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
Here and there, perchance, the walls may remain almost complete; but elsewhere may be only a shapeless mound, cumbrous with its very strength, and overgrown, through long years of peace and neglect, with grass and alien weeds.
Finally, little heroic as he was, it seemed more decorous to be overthrown in the downfall of the party with which he had been content to stand than to remain a forlorn survivor, when so many worthier men were falling: and at last, after subsisting for four years on the mercy of a hostile administration, to be compelled then to define his position anew, and claim the yet more humiliating mercy of a friendly one.
This airy hall, therefore, over the Collector's apartments, remains unfinished to this day, and, in spite of the aged cobwebs that festoon its dusky beams, appears still to await the labour of the carpenter and mason.
I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys, found here and there embosomed in the great State of New York, that population, manners, and customs remain fixed, while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved.
Meanwhile Captain Bildad sat earnestly and steadfastly eyeing Queequeg, and at last rising solemnly and fumbling in the huge pockets of his broad-skirted drab coat, took out a bundle of tracts, and selecting one entitled The Latter Day Coming; or No Time to Lose, placed it in queequeg's hands, and then grasping them and the book with both his, looked earnestly into his eyes, and said, Son of darkness, I must do my duty by thee; I am part owner of this ship, and feel concerned for the souls of all its crew; if thou still clingest to thy Pagan ways, which I sadly fear, I beseech thee, remain not for aye a Belial bondsman.