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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.]


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.


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.

Syn. -- To continue; stay; wait; tarry; rest; sojourn; dwell; abide; last; endure.


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Re*main", v. t.

To await; to be left to.


The easier conquest now remains thee. Milton.

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[Ed. note (Gz): appended the following from "Remainm", which apparently arose from a scanning error in the original transcription.]

Re*main" n.


State of remaining; stay.


Which often, since my here remain in England, I 've seen him do. Shak.


That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.

"The remains of old Rome."


When this remain of horror has entirely subsided. Burke.

3. Specif., in the plural:

(a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.

Old warriors whose adored remains In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains! Pope.

(b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains.


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