1. [ verb ] stay the same; remain in a certain state
Synonyms: stay rest

"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"

Related terms: change be stand keep stick_together sit_tight be arrest
2. [ verb ] continue in a place, position, or situation
Synonyms: stay stay_on continue

: "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"

Related terms: be bide hold_over lengthiness
3. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: be rest
4. [ verb ] stay behind
Synonyms: persist stay

"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Related terms: linger stick
Similar spelling:   renin