remains; remained; remaining
1 [no object] : to be left when the other parts are gone or have been used
Little remained after the fire.
Only two minutes still remain in the game.
The memory of that day will remain [=stay] with me for the rest of my life.
2 not used in progressive tenses [no object] : to be something that still needs to be done, dealt with, etc.
The question/mystery remains: who fired the shot?
— often followed by to + verb
Much work remains to be done. [=there is much work still to be done]
It remains to be seen [=it is uncertain] whether or not she was lying.
3 always followed by an adverb or preposition [no object] somewhat formal : to stay in the same place or with the same person or group : to stay after others have gone
She remained in Boston after she finished college.
The soldiers were ordered to remain at their posts.
I remained behind after the class had ended.
He remained with the team.
4 not used in progressive tenses [linking verb] : to continue in a specified state, condition, or position
She remained [=kept, stayed] calm.
Please remain standing/seated.
: to continue to be something specified
It remains true that the best wines are not always the most expensive.
The weather remained cold.
The victim's identity remains a mystery.
They have remained friends. [=they are still friends]