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Noun: remains  ri'meynz
  1. Any object that is left unused or still extant
    "I threw out the remains of my dinner"
  2. A relic that has been excavated from the soil
    - archeological remains
  3. The dead body of a human being
    - cadaver, corpse, stiff [informal], clay
Verb: remain  ri'meyn
  1. Be in the same place or state for an extended period of time
    "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "He remained unmoved by her tears";
    - stay, rest
  2. Be in the same place, position, or situation for longer
    "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year";
    - stay, stay on, continue
  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"
  4. Be in an unchanged state for a long time; last a long time
    "The hostility remained long after they made up";
    - persist, stay

Type of: article, be, body, dead body, object, physical object, relic

Antonym: change

Encyclopedia: Remains