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Meaning of remains by Wiktionary Dictionary



    remains ( plural: only )

    1. What is left after a person ( or any organism ) dies; a corpse .
      They buried the remains of their longtime friend in the town cemetery .
      The victim's remains were one small piece of bone .
    2. A relic of an ancient building or other structure .
    3. All that is left of the stock of some things; remnants .
      He couldn't bring himself to eat the remains of the chicken dinner .
    4. ( rare ) Plural form of remain .



    1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of remain .
      We'll go ahead, while she remains here .


Explanation of remains by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the dead body of a human being

    2. any object that is left unused or still extant

    3. I threw out the remains of my dinner