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From Middle English remainen, borrowed from Old French remain-, stressed stem of remanoir, from Latin remaneō, maneō, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stay).

Displaced native Middle English beliven, bliven (to remain) (from Old English belīfan (to remain, stay)) due to confluence with related Middle English beleven (to leave behind), with which it merged. More at beleave and belive.


  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈmeɪn/
  • Rhymes: -eɪn
  • Hyphenation: re‧main


remain (plural remains)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) That which is left; relic; remainder.
  2. (in the plural) That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  3. Posthumous works or productions, especially literary works.
  4. (obsolete) State of remaining; stay.



remain (third-person singular simple present remains, present participle remaining, simple past and past participle remained)

  1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
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      That [] remains to be proved.
  2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
  3. To await; to be left to.
  4. (copulative) To continue in a state of being.


  • (to stay behind while others withdraw): linger, stay, tarry; See also Thesaurus:stay behind
  • (to be left over after a portion is removed): rest, stay; See also Thesaurus:remain
  • (to continue unchanged): endure, last, stay; See also Thesaurus:persist
  • (to await; to be left to): await, bide, wait; See also Thesaurus:wait for
  • (to continue in a state of being): stay
  • belave

Derived terms

  • remain to be seen



  • Armine, Mainer, Marine, Marnie, Merina, Minear, Reiman, Rieman, airmen, mainer, marine

  • REMAIL, to post again.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)