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verb (used without object)
to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; I'll remain here when you go to the airport.
to be left after the removal, loss, destruction, etc., of all else: The front wall is all that remains of the fort.
to be left to be done, told, shown, etc.: Only the dishwashing remains.
to be reserved or in store.
Usually, remains. something that remains or is left.
miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.
traces of some quality, condition, etc.
a dead body; corpse.
parts or substances remaining from animal or plant life that occur in the earth's crust or strata: fossil remains; organic remains.

1375–1425; late Middle English remainen < Anglo-French remain-, stressed stem of Middle French remanoir < Latin remanēre, equivalent to re- re- + manēre to stay; see manor

unremaining, adjective

1. abide, stay. See continue. 2. wait, tarry, rest. 3. endure, abide.

2. depart. Unabridged
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remain (rɪˈmeɪn)
1.  to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; only Tom remained
2.  (copula) to continue to be: to remain cheerful
3.  to be left, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etc: a little wine still remained in the bottle
4.  to be left to be done, said, etc: it remains to be pointed out
[C14: from Old French remanoir, from Latin remanēre to be left, from re- + manēre to stay]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. remain-, stressed stem of remanoir, from L. remanere "to remain, to stay behind," from re- "back" + manere "to stay, remain." Remains (n.), euphemism for "corpse," is attested from c.1700, from mortal remains. The noun remain "those left over or surviving" is attested from late
15c., but the more usual n. form in Eng. has been remainder (earlly 15c.), from Anglo-Fr. remainder (O.Fr. remaindre), variant of O.Fr. remanoir.
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