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Definition of "remains" []

  • All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed. (noun-plural)
  • A corpse. (noun-plural)
  • The unpublished writings of a deceased author. (noun-plural)
  • Ancient ruins or fossils. (noun-plural)
  • Any pieces, scraps, fragments, etc, that are left unused or still extant, as after use, consumption, the passage of time, etc

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The body of a dead person; corpse
  • The unpublished writings of an author at the time of his or her death

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Use "remains" in a sentence
  • "It is from the superficial covering, the thin crust with which the earth is covered, composed of the remains of former existence, of the breccia of exhausted nature, that animal creation derives its support; and it is the grand axiom of the universe, that _animal life can only be supported by animal remains_."
  • "And the term remains a loose one, since many companies not thought of as private-equity firms at all—Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is a spectacular example—use the same techniques."
  • "The words for “toy doll” are all different, but part of the word remains consistent in all groups of speakers."