Remains - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmeɪnz|  American pronunciation of the word remains
Brit.  |rɪˈmeɪnz|  British pronunciation of the word remains
- this word is used as a present tense form (he/she/it) of the verbto remain

noun

- any object that is left unused or still extant

I threw out the remains of my dinner

- a relic that has been excavated from the soil
- the dead body of a human being (syn: cadaver, clay, corpse, stiff)

Examples

The question remains: who fired the shot?

On the table were the remains of the evening meal.

Her remains are buried in Westminster.

I threw out the remains of my dinner

Much remains unknown about his early life.

the smoking remains of a fire

That day remains fixed in my memory.

The town remains a very isolated community.

She remains uncertain about her plans.

...the final fate of the colonists at Roanoke remains a puzzle to this very day...

...for the time being, interplanetary travel remains a chimerical feature of life in the 21st century...

He remains calm and clearheaded in tense situations.

...Leonardo da Vinci remains a colossus in the history of art....

...one of the changes in American society that remains a particular abhorrence of social conservatives...

...though he's already attained star status, the rookie remains deferent to the team's veteran players...

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