Continue meaning

kən-tĭn'yo͝o
To exist over a period; last.

The meeting continued for another hour.

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(poker slang) To make a continuation bet.
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To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist.

We continued until the job was finished.

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(intransitive) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
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To remain in the same state, capacity, or place.

She continued as mayor for a second term.

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To go on after an interruption; resume.

The negotiations continued after a break for dinner.

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To extend in a given direction.

The stream continues for another five miles before it reaches the lake.

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To carry further in time, space, or development; extend.

The builder will continue the road right through the swamp.

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To carry on after an interruption; resume.

After a break for lunch, we continued our hike.

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To postpone or adjourn.
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To remain in existence or effect; last; endure.

The war continued for five years.

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To go on or extend; stretch.

The road continues to the highway.

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To go on again after an interruption; resume.
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The definition of continue means to remain or go on.

An example of continue is someone walking for three miles.

An example of continue is someone being interrupted during a conversation and then picking up where they left off.

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To carry on; persist in.

The police will continue their investigation. I continued reading all afternoon.

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To carry farther; extend.
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To go on with (an activity, story, etc.) again after an interruption; resume.
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To cause to remain; keep; retain.

To continue someone in office.

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To postpone or adjourn to a later date.
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A programming statement that points to the beginning of the loop that it is in. In the following C example, the continue statements point to the top of the while loop. The } brace at the end of the loop also points to the top of the loop. while (1) { get_next_input(); if (end_of_file) exit_routine(); if (type=='1') { process1_routine(); continue; } else if (type=='2') { process2_routine(); continue; } else display_type_error() }
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To proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).

Shall I continue speaking, or will you just interrupt me again?

Do you want me to continue to unload these?

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To make last; to prolong.
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(intransitive) To resume.

When will the concert continue?

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(video games) An option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.
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(video games) An option allowing a player to resume a saved game.
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(programming) A statement which causes a loop to start executing the next iteration, skipping the statements following it.
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To go on in a specified course of action or condition; persist.

To continue to mourn, soldiers continuing east to the sea.

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To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc.
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To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain.

Are you continuing the prescription? The team continued its dominance over its opponents.

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To go on with; carry on; keep up; persist in.
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To remain in the same place or position; stay.

To continue in office for another year.

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Origin of continue

  • Middle English continuen from Old French continuer from Latin continuāre from continuus continuous from continēre to hold together contain
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle French continuer, from Latin continuare.
    From Wiktionary