HyperDic: remain

English > 4 senses of the word remain:
VERBchangeremain, stay, reststay the same
stativeremain, stay, stay on, continuecontinue in a place, position, or situation
stativeremainbe left
stativeremain, persist, staystay behind
remain > pronunciation
Soundsrihmey'n; riymey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > remain: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningStay the same; remain in a certain state.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelJohn will remain angry
Examples
  • "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
  • "He remained unmoved by her tears"
Synonymsstay, rest
NarrowerbeTo remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
keep, stay freshfail to spoil or rot
keep outRemain outside
sit tightMaintain the same position
standRemain inactive or immobile
stick together, stay togetherBe loyal to one another, especially in times of trouble
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
OppositechangeUndergo a change
Spanishdescansar, mantenerse, perdurar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar, reposar, restar, seguir
Catalandescansar, mantenir-se, perdurar, quedar-se, quedar, reposar, restar, romandre, seguir
English > remain: 4 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningContinue in a place, position, or situation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"
Synonymsstay, stay on, continue
Narrowerbide, abide, stayDwell
hold overContinue a term of office past the normal period of time
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishperdurar, permanecer, quedarse, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanperdurar, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre, seguir
English > remain: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc..
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"
  • "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishperdurar, permanecer, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanperdurar, quedar, restar, seguir
Nounsremaindera piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
remaindersomething left after other parts have been taken away
remnanta small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
English > remain: 4 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningStay behind.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example "The hostility remained long after they made up"
Synonymspersist, stay
NarrowerlingerRemain present although waning or gradually dying
stickendure
Spanishhospedarse, perdurar, permanecer, persistir, quedarse, quedar, restar, seguir
Catalanalbergar, allotjar, perdurar, persistir, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre, seguir

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