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- (transitive) to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity)
Shall I continue speaking, or will you just interrupt me again?
Do you want me to continue to unload these?
2012 April 15, Phil McNulty, “Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea”, in BBC:
- Fuelled by their fury, Spurs surged forward and gave themselves hope after 56 minutes when Scott Parker's precise through-ball released Adebayor. He was pulled down in the area by Cech but referee Atkinson allowed play to continue for Bale to roll the ball into an empty net.
- 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
- Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants.
- (transitive) to make last; to prolong
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, New York, 2001, p.74:
- Can you account him wise or discreet that would willingly have his health, and yet will do nothing that should procure or continue it?
- (transitive) to retain (someone or something) in a given state, position, etc.
- Francis Bacon
- […] dip the mouth of it within the second glass and remove your finger; continue it in that posture for a time, and it will unmingle the wine from the water […]
- 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p.257:
- The schools were very much the brainchild of Bertin, and although the latter was ousted from the post of Controller-General by Choiseul in 1763, he was continued by the king as a fifth secretary of state […].
- Francis Bacon
- (intransitive) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
- Here to continue, and build up here / A growing empire.
- Bible, Matthew xv. 32
- They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292:
- He then passed by the fellow, who still continued in the posture in which he fell, and entered the room where Northerton, as he had heard, was confined.
- (intransitive) to resume
When will the concert continue?
- (transitive, law) to adjourn, prorogue, put off
This meeting has been continued to the thirteenth of July.
- (poker slang) to make a continuation bet
- In the transitive sense, continue may be followed by either the present participle or the infinitive; hence use either "to continue writing" or "to continue to write".
- As continue conveys the sense of progression, it is pleonastic to follow it with "on" (as in "Continue on with what you were doing").
- (transitive, proceed with, to prolong): carry on, go on with, keep, keep on, proceed with
- (intransitive, resume): carry on, go on, proceed, resume
|Examples (statement which causes a loop to execute the next iteration)|
Line 3 of the following pseudocode contains a continue.
continue (plural continues)
- (video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.
2008, Jeannie Novak & Luis Levy, Play the Game: The Parent's Guide to Video Games, →ISBN, page 48:
- So if you died battling the green monster inside the cave—and you had run out of lives—maybe a continue would be available.
2012, James A. Newman, Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence, →ISBN, page 128:
- Moreover, where three lives and a sparse availability of extra life-giving '1-Ups' marked the 1991 experience, the iPod player is offered an unlimited number of continues with which to progress through the gameworld.
- (programming) a statement which causes a loop to start executing the next iteration, skipping the statements following it
- (statement which causes a loop to execute the next iteration): break
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
continue f pl
- Feminine plural of adjective continuo.
- continue in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- continue in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of continuar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of continuar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of continuar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of continuar
- feminine plural form of
- neuter plural form of
continue (third person subjunctive)