Meaning of remain

re•main

Pronunciation: (ri-mān'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  2. to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; I'll remain here when you go to the airport.
  3. to be left after the removal, loss, destruction, etc., of all else: The front wall is all that remains of the fort.
  4. to be left to be done, told, shown, etc.: Only the dishwashing remains.
  5. to be reserved or in store.
—n.
  1. Usually,something that remains or is left.
  2. fossil remains; organic remains.
    1. miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.
    2. traces of some quality, condition, etc.
    3. a dead body; corpse.
    4. parts or substances remaining from animal or plant life that occur in the earth's crust or strata:fossil remains; organic remains.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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