RemainmRe*main"m\ n. 1. State of remaining; stay. [Obs.] Which often, since my here remain in England, I 've seen him do. --Shak. 2. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural. "The remains of old Rome." --Addison. When this remain of horror has entirely subsided. --Burke. 3. Specif., in the plural: (a) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body. Old warriors whose adored remains In weeping vaults her hallowed earth contains! --Pope. (b) The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's Remains.