|1.||[ verb ] 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"
|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|
"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"
|Related terms:||linger stick|