Definition of remaining in English:



  • 1Still existing, present, or in use; surviving.

    ‘Lilly was my last remaining close relative’
    ‘the few remaining employees are working part-time’
    • ‘Salary savings from hiring younger faculty to replace retirees can also be applied toward salary increases for the entire remaining faculty.’
    • ‘Twenty thousand libertarian activists should be able to persuade the remaining necessary voters to vote for a libertarian candidate.’
    • ‘However, Hatcher succeeded in shipping the remaining treasure to Germany.’
    • ‘The remaining birds, whether on the breeding or wintering grounds, mostly inhabit public or undeveloped beaches.’
    • ‘In the second week, a single researcher interviewed four of the remaining respondents.’
    • ‘Concern has been expressed about the long term survival of the Island's last two remaining limekiln structures.’
    • ‘This has rendered virtually unenforceable the few remaining rules intended to further grand jury independence.’
    • ‘The last remaining Washington population, near Spokane, is most likely extirpated.’
    • ‘However, in order to complete the restoration of the pond it has been necessary to cull the remaining ducks.’
    • ‘They also want the minister to allow for the development of the remaining land into a public park for general recreational use.’
    • ‘At first, the population of the area simply became more concentrated around the remaining waterways.’
    • ‘Michael, the last remaining Project Cool employee, kept serving ALA from DevX.’
    • ‘Now there is only a handful remaining inside the city walls.’
    • ‘He said the remaining traffic officers were "coping" with the cuts, which he blamed on limited resources.’
    • ‘Ejido commissioner Juan Gomez worries about the troops encamped in Banco Nuevo's remaining community forests.’
    • ‘Nazaruddin said the KPU would offer incentives to encourage the remaining printing firms to improve their performance.’
    • ‘He was the last remaining member of the Kelly family who farmed at Monavea.’
    • ‘The presence or absence of cyanosis was not noted in the remaining cases.’
    • ‘Otherwise, the water remaining in the lines freezes - cracking the pipes.’
    • ‘With the normalization of Japan - Soviet diplomatic relations in October 1956, the remaining 1,049 prisoners were repatriated in December.’
    residual, surviving, left, left over, unused
    surviving, lasting, enduring, continuing, persisting, lingering, abiding, long-lived, existing, still existing, extant, in existence, living, lifelong, long-term, perennial
    View synonyms
  • 2Not yet used, dealt with, or resolved; outstanding.

    ‘they advertised for any remaining creditors to come forward’
    • ‘The Treasury is willing to put up $75 billion to $100 billion of the remaining TARP funds to help pay for these assets.’
    • ‘Littmoden was charged $206 per horse for not giving any reason at all why he withdrew the remaining two horses.’
    • ‘Many banks that went under in 1998 long ago shifted their remaining assets to new companies.’
    • ‘With five minutes remaining on the clock Graham got his second try.’
    • ‘The captain, Bell, survived and he ordered that the remaining turrets should fire on the Graf Spee.’
    • ‘In the last remaining daylight, you can spot a few small white dots darting about the shoreline.’
    • ‘He refused to come to court for most of the trial, remaining in a holding cell.’
    • ‘With minutes remaining, Scoil Lorcáin were awarded a 21 metre free.’
    • ‘In this process some remaining double bonds are flipped from the natural cis configuration to a trans configuration, which imparts the serum cholesterol elevating properties.’
    • ‘The threat of administration and a subsequent deduction of ten league points is growing closer by the day and Stubbs is the only remaining contender to complete a rescue.’
    • ‘The remaining will be allocated by the General Assembly.’
    • ‘With ten minutes remaining in this uninspiring Junior Football Final, Waterford looked set to repeat their 1999 All Ireland success.’
    • ‘Then, with just five minutes remaining, they took the lead for the first time in the game with a penalty from in front of the posts.’
    • ‘In addition, the Capitals will pick up roughly a third of Jagr's contract in its four remaining years.’
    • ‘GenoMed's SNPs may pick up the remaining 95 % of sporadic breast cancer cases in white women, i.e. in women without a strong family history of breast cancer.’
    • ‘Mr Hennessy suggested a yield rate of 8 % for the value of the receipt of the ground rent over the remaining term.’
    • ‘Much of the remaining 60 % is borrowed for yet another parasitic policy, fees.’
    • ‘We'll be back with our remaining moments with Art Linkletter.’
    • ‘That sucked any remaining freshness from the Broncos' defense, which caved under Tomlinson's relentless talent.’
    • ‘It plans to keep the remaining £ 35m to fund small acquisitions at what it hopes will be knock-down prices.’
    • ‘Moreover the verdicts in the remaining cases are likely to follow a similar pattern.’
    • ‘We will continue to work with Congress on the energy legislation needed to carry out the remaining recommendations.’
    unsettled, outstanding, unresolved, unfinished, incomplete, to be done, undone, not done, unattended to
    View synonyms
  • 3Still to happen; future.

    ‘England have forbidden him to play in the remaining fixtures’
    • ‘If Schaeffer leaves after spring practice, he will have to sit out next season but still would have two years of eligibility remaining.’
    • ‘After five races he is second in the Championship with seven rounds remaining.’
    • ‘The best chance of the match for Portlaoise came with minutes remaining.’
    • ‘The Warriors have three games remaining, as a pair of road games will bookend the Warriors ' final home date.’
    • ‘The opening goal did eventually arrive with less than 20 minutes remaining in the encounter.’
    • ‘Chippenham Town are currently 16th in the premier division of the Dr Martens League and are hoping to sustain their playoff push over their five remaining games of the season.’
    • ‘Claire O'Hara was excellent, setting up the goal chance with a great run through the centre with just two minutes remaining.’
    • ‘He passed Dennis Setzer in points for a final time with four races remaining.’
    • ‘He had a bye on the first day but then won his four remaining games to score four and a half points out of five and take first place.’
    • ‘In the second half Esholt thought they had equalised with ten minutes remaining only to have the goal ruled offside.’
    • ‘Meursault had put her in a home, where she lived out her remaining days.’