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  1. re·mains
    IPA[rəˈmānz]
  2. plural

    • 1. the parts left over after other parts have been removed, used, or destroyed:

      the remains of a sandwich lunch were on the table
      Synonym : remainder, residue, remaining part/number/quantity, part/number/quantity (that is) left over, rest, remnant, remnants, leftovers, leavings, scraps, debris, detritus, residuum
    • 2. historical or archaeological relics:

      Roman remains
      Synonym : antiquities, relics, inheritance, heritage, reliquiae
    • 3. a person's body after death:

      he left instructions regarding the disposal of his remains
      Synonym : corpse, dead body, body, cadaver, carcass, body parts, bones, skeleton
    • plural

      the parts left over after other parts have been removed, used, or destroyed:

      historical or archaeological relics:

    • verb

      continue to exist, especially after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist:

      stay in the place that one has been occupying:

    • verb

      continue to exist, especially after other similar people or things have ceased to do so:

      stay in the place that one has been occupying:

    • used to express the notion that something is not yet known or certain
    • used to express the notion that something is not yet known
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