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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈmeɪnɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪnɪŋ



  1. present participle of remain
    They will be remaining behind. (progressive)
    My remaining at the beach house kept it from being vandalized. (gerund)
    The remaining paint shall be properly disposed of. (participle used as adjective)


remaining (plural remainings)

  1. (uncountable, now obsolete or in theology) An act or occurrence by which someone or something remains
    • 1580, Thomas Cranmer, An Answer Unto A Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation Devised by Stephen Gardiner, 1844 Parker Society ed. edition, page 298:
      For where Gelasius saith, that "there remaineth the substance or nature of bread and wine," to declare thereby the remaining of two natures in Christ, you say, that "Gelasius' saying may be verified in the last, and not in the first," that is to say, that the nature of bread and wine remaineth.
    • 1864 August 8, William H. Seward, “Mr Seward to Mr Pike, No. 171”, in Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 3, published 1865, page 322:
      It is important for us to know to what extent the remaining of that naval force is advantageous, and I hope therefore, that you will seek an opportunity informally to confer upon this question, []
    • 1975, Michael D. Ryan & Langdon Brown Gilkey, editors, The Contemporary Explosion of Theology[1], page 39:
      In this steadfast remaining with the Church that he so often criticizes, Küng shows himself to be a true son of Roman Catholicism.
  2. (countable, rare) Remnant.

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remaining (not comparable)

  1. which remains, especially after something else has been removed
    May I have the only remaining cake?



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