- to be left or left over when the rest has been taken away, destroyed, or disposed of in some way
- to stay while others go
- to stay in the same place: remain in the house
- to continue; go on being: to remain a cynic
- to continue to exist; endure; persist; last: a remaining memory
- to be left to be dealt with, done, said, etc.
Origin of remainMiddle English remainen from Old French remaindre from Classical Latin remanere from re-, back, behind + manere, to stay: see manor