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Meaning & Definition of Remain in English





1. Stay the same

  • Remain in a certain state
  • "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
  • "Rest assured"
  • "Stay alone"
  • "He remained unmoved by her tears"
  • "The bad weather continued for another week"
  • stay,
  • remain,
  • rest

2. Continue in a place, position, or situation

  • "After graduation, she stayed on in cambridge as a student adviser"
  • "Stay with me, please"
  • "Despite student protests, he remained dean for another year"
  • "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
  • stay,
  • stay on,
  • continue,
  • remain

3. Be left

  • Of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.
  • "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"
  • remain

4. Stay behind

  • "The smell stayed in the room"
  • "The hostility remained long after they made up"
  • persist,
  • remain,
  • stay

Examples of using

These things always remain the same.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasure of illusion.
The secret will remain a secret.