Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.
Peter DeFazio

Meaning of "remain" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REMAIN

From Old French remanoir, from Latin remanēre to be left, from re- + manēre to stay.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF REMAIN

remain  [rɪˈmeɪn] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REMAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Remain is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb remain in English.

WHAT DOES REMAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of remain in the English dictionary

The first definition of remain in the dictionary is to stay behind or in the same place. Other definition of remain is to continue to be. Remain is also to be left, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etc.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REMAIN

PRESENT

Present
I remain
you remain
he/she/it remains
we remain
you remain
they remain
Present continuous
I am remaining
you are remaining
he/she/it is remaining
we are remaining
you are remaining
they are remaining
Present perfect
I have remained
you have remained
he/she/it has remained
we have remained
you have remained
they have remained
Present perfect continuous
I have been remaining
you have been remaining
he/she/it has been remaining
we have been remaining
you have been remaining
they have been remaining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I remained
you remained
he/she/it remained
we remained
you remained
they remained
Past continuous
I was remaining
you were remaining
he/she/it was remaining
we were remaining
you were remaining
they were remaining
Past perfect
I had remained
you had remained
he/she/it had remained
we had remained
you had remained
they had remained
Past perfect continuous
I had been remaining
you had been remaining
he/she/it had been remaining
we had been remaining
you had been remaining
they had been remaining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will remain
you will remain
he/she/it will remain
we will remain
you will remain
they will remain
Future continuous
I will be remaining
you will be remaining
he/she/it will be remaining
we will be remaining
you will be remaining
they will be remaining
Future perfect
I will have remained
you will have remained
he/she/it will have remained
we will have remained
you will have remained
they will have remained
Future perfect continuous
I will have been remaining
you will have been remaining
he/she/it will have been remaining
we will have been remaining
you will have been remaining
they will have been remaining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would remain
you would remain
he/she/it would remain
we would remain
you would remain
they would remain
Conditional continuous
I would be remaining
you would be remaining
he/she/it would be remaining
we would be remaining
you would be remaining
they would be remaining
Conditional perfect
I would have remain
you would have remain
he/she/it would have remain
we would have remain
you would have remain
they would have remain
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been remaining
you would have been remaining
he/she/it would have been remaining
we would have been remaining
you would have been remaining
they would have been remaining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you remain
we let´s remain
you remain
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to remain
Past participle
remained
Present Participle
remaining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REMAIN


amain
əˈmeɪn
codomain
ˌkəʊdəʊˈmeɪn
demain
dɪˈmeɪn
demaine
dɪˈmeɪn
demayne
dɪˈmeɪn
demeane
dɪˈmeɪn
demesne
dɪˈmeɪn
domain
dəˈmeɪn
germane
dʒɜːˈmeɪn
humane
hjuːˈmeɪn
inhumane
ˌɪnhjʊˈmeɪn
legerdemain
ˌlɛdʒədəˈmeɪn
lomein
ˈləʊˈmeɪn
main
meɪn
Maine
meɪn
mane
meɪn
Maulmain
maʊlˈmeɪn
Moulmein
maʊlˈmeɪn
multidomain
ˌmʌltɪdəˈmeɪn
romaine
rəʊˈmeɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REMAIN

remade
remail
remainder
remainderman
remaindermen
remaining
remains
remake
remaker
remaking
reman
remand
remand centre
remand home
remand prisoner
remand wing
remandment
remanence
remanent
remanet

WORDS THAT END LIKE REMAIN

almain
baisemain
Balmain
coup de main
coups de main
eminent domain
gas main
in the main
in the public domain
magnetic domain
mortmain
pearmain
ptomain
public domain
ring main
water main
with might and main

Synonyms and antonyms of remain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REMAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «remain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of remain
bide · continue · delay · dwell · endure · go on · linger · persist · stand · stay · stay put · tarry · wait

Translation of «remain» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF REMAIN

Find out the translation of remain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of remain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «remain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

保持
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quedarse
570 millions of speakers

English

remain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रहना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَبْقى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оставаться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

permanecer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থাকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rester
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kekal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verbleiben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・のままである
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남아 있다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tetep
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

duy trì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இருக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राहतील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rimanere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pozostać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

залишатися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se menține
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παραμένω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bly
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stanna kvar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjenstå
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of remain

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REMAIN»

The term «remain» is very widely used and occupies the 4.291 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
98
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «remain» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of remain
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «remain».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REMAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «remain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «remain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about remain

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «REMAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word remain.
1
Augusto Roa Bastos
In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.
2
Maeve Binchy
I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I'm right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.
3
Donald Bren
My two primary areas of focus have been open-space conservation and education, and I expect those to remain my priorities in the future. The Irvine open space and parklands provide serenity and balance to our unique Orange County lifestyle.
4
Tracy Chapman
Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse.
5
Tom Chatfield
For the moment, machines able to 'think' in anything approaching a human sense remain science-fiction. How we should prepare for their potential emergence, however, is a deeply unsettling question - not least because intelligent machines seem considerably more achievable than any consensus around their programming or consequences.
6
Linda Chavez
Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born - about half of adults in this group - English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship.
7
Chris Chocola
We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place.
8
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
9
Joe Craft
Assuming normal winter weather, we currently anticipate the coal markets to remain difficult through 2015; while we always strive to operate a full capacity in this environment, it may be necessary to delay our production growth to match the market.
10
Peter DeFazio
Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REMAIN»

Discover the use of remain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to remain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How Few Remain
From the Hardcover edition.
Harry Turtledove, 2008
2
These Three Remain: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman
But with this concluding volume in the Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, novelist and Austen aficionada Pamela Aidan at last gives readers the man in full.
Pamela Aidan, 2007
3
How To Remain Ever Happy
This book contains easy but sure tips to strenghten and develop your will power with which you can sustain happiness for longer periods each day.
M.K. Gupta, 1995
4
We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian ...
Against the background of the political and social changes of the 1960s and 1970s, Green tells the story of a decentralized, international grassroots movement that effectively challenged U.S. foreign policy./div
James N. Green, 2010
5
Is There a Right to Remain Silent? : Coercive Interrogation ...
Timely, provocative, and incisively written, Is There a Right to Remain Silent? presents an absorbing look at one of our most essential constitutional rights at one of the most critical moments in recent American history.
Alan M. Dershowitz Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law Harvard Law School, 2008
6
"To remain an Indian": lessons in democracy from a century ...
What might we learn from Native American experiences with schools to help us forge a new vision of the democratic ideal - one that respects, protects, and promotes diversity and human rights?
K. Tsianina Lomawaima, T. L. McCarty, 2006
7
Remain Silent
To protect the future, and keep the past buried, Laurel and Damon will have to stay together, keep calm, and remain silent.
Jamie Ann Denton, 2007
8
I Remain Alive: The Sioux Literary Renaissance
Examines the literary endeavor of five of the most prominent Native American writers from the turn of the century and challenges the traditional view of Native American literature.
Ruth J. Heflin, 2000
9
No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy of Virginia Tech
How can we balance students’ individual freedom with the need to protect the community? These are the questions that have haunted Roy since that terrible day.
Lucinda Roy, 2009
10
The Bush Burnt, the Stones Remain: Female Initiation Rites ...
Female initiation rites appear to be at odds with westernized urban society in present-day Zambia. This book offers an interpretation of the relevance of female initiation rites in an urban setting among today's `modern' Christian women.
Thera Rasing, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REMAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term remain is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Goals Diverge and Perils Remain as US and Turkey Take on ISIS
“Details remain to be worked out, but what we are talking about with Turkey is cooperating to support partners on the ground in northern Syria who are ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
A Win for Vaccines, but Worries Remain
In a growing number of states, parents can no longer refuse to immunize their children due to conflicting “personal beliefs”—at least not if they want their children ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Doubts remain over prospects of Apple Watch
Apple's launch of its Watch in April was its most significant product introduction since the iPad made its debut five years ago. But, three months in, the response ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
4
Greek banks reopen, but limits remain
Trading in Greek stocks and bonds remains suspended, however, due to other restrictions on financial transactions, the Athens exchange said Monday. «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
5
Portugal on Road to Recovery Post-Bailout, But Scars Remain
VIANA DO CASTELO, Portugal—It's lunchtime here, and Gorete Gomes is serving beer to the only customer at her cafe. Since Portugal went on an austerity diet ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
6
Despite Beijing's Big Push, Investors Remain Wary
Nearly two weeks ago, with Chinese stocks tumbling, Beijing let loose its strongest effort yet to boost the market, including extracting a pledge from 21 brokers to ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
Will Energy MLPs Remain Stuck in Down Market?
Capital expenditures (cap-ex) for the industry are also expected to remain at healthy levels for the next few years. A recent review of the MLP coverage universe ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
8
China Exports Grow, but Remain Weak
Domestic demand, manufacturing and real-estate investment remain weak, profit growth at major industrial companies has slowed and auto sales are struggling. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
9
Immigrants' visas expire but many remain, despite repercussions
Laura Lopez first came to the U.S. at 15. She had joined a group of students from Guatemala who were visiting Orange County. She remembers her first trip to ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
10
Courts Support Obama's Contraceptive Policy, but Challenges Remain
WASHINGTON — Four federal appeals courts have upheld efforts by the Obama administration to guarantee access to free birth control for women, suggesting ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Remain [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/remain>. Jul 2019 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z