Remains meaning

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A dead body or parts of a dead body.
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Vestiges or traces of the past.
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All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed.
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The unpublished writings of a deceased author.
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Ancient ruins or fossils.
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What is left after part has been used, destroyed, etc.; remainder; remnant.
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A corpse; specif., the parts or fragments of a dead body remaining after decomposition.
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Writings left unpublished by an author at the time of death.
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All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed.
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A dead body or parts of a dead body.
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What is left after a person (any organism) dies; a corpse.

They buried the remains of their longtime friend in the town cemetery.

The victim's remains were one small piece of bone.

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Historical or archaeological relics.
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The extant writings of a deceased person.

To his great intellectual powers his published remains bear abundant witness.

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All that is left of the stock of some things; remnants.

He couldn't bring himself to eat the remains of the chicken dinner.

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(rare) Plural form of remain.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of remain.

We'll go ahead, while she remains here.

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