Remain Definition

rĭ-mān
remained, remains
verb
remained, remains
To be left or left over when the rest has been taken away, destroyed, or disposed of in some way.
Webster's New World
To stay while others go.
Webster's New World
To stay in the same place.
Remain in the house.
Webster's New World
To continue; go on being.
To remain a cynic.
Webster's New World
To be left after the removal, loss, passage, or destruction of others.
Only a few trees remained after the storm.
American Heritage
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noun
remains

State of remaining; stay.

Wiktionary

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

Wiktionary

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

Wiktionary
The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead.
Wiktionary

Origin of Remain

  • Replaced native Middle English beliven, bliven (“to remain") (from Old English belÄ«fan (“to remain, stay")) due to confluence with related Middle English beleven (“to leave behind"), with which it merged. More at beleave.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English remainen from Old French remanoir, remainer from Latin remanēre re- re- manēre to remain men-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English remainen, from Old French remain-, stressed stem of remanoir, from Latin remaneō, maneō, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to stay").

    From Wiktionary

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