- what is left after part has been used, destroyed, etc.; remainder; remnant
- vestiges or traces of the past
- a dead body; corpse
- writings left unpublished by an author at the time of death
See remains in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed.
- A corpse.
- The unpublished writings of a deceased author.
- Ancient ruins or fossils.
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