Definition of remaining in US English:



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

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

    ‘they advertised for any remaining creditors to come forward’
    • ‘Mr Hennessy suggested a yield rate of 8 % for the value of the receipt of the ground rent over the remaining term.’
    • ‘The captain, Bell, survived and he ordered that the remaining turrets should fire on the Graf Spee.’
    • ‘Littmoden was charged $206 per horse for not giving any reason at all why he withdrew the remaining two horses.’
    • ‘We'll be back with our remaining moments with Art Linkletter.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the last remaining daylight, you can spot a few small white dots darting about the shoreline.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Moreover the verdicts in the remaining cases are likely to follow a similar pattern.’
    • ‘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 Treasury is willing to put up $75 billion to $100 billion of the remaining TARP funds to help pay for these assets.’
    • ‘We will continue to work with Congress on the energy legislation needed to carry out the remaining recommendations.’
    • ‘He refused to come to court for most of the trial, remaining in a holding cell.’
    • ‘Much of the remaining 60 % is borrowed for yet another parasitic policy, fees.’
    • ‘With minutes remaining, Scoil Lorcáin were awarded a 21 metre free.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It plans to keep the remaining £ 35m to fund small acquisitions at what it hopes will be knock-down prices.’
    • ‘That sucked any remaining freshness from the Broncos' defense, which caved under Tomlinson's relentless talent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In addition, the Capitals will pick up roughly a third of Jagr's contract in its four remaining years.’
    unsettled, outstanding, unresolved, unfinished, incomplete, to be done, undone, not done, unattended to
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  • 3Still to happen; future.

    ‘it will likely take six wins in the eight remaining games’
    • ‘In the second half Esholt thought they had equalised with ten minutes remaining only to have the goal ruled offside.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 opening goal did eventually arrive with less than 20 minutes remaining in the encounter.’
    • ‘If Schaeffer leaves after spring practice, he will have to sit out next season but still would have two years of eligibility remaining.’
    • ‘The Warriors have three games remaining, as a pair of road games will bookend the Warriors ' final home date.’
    • ‘Meursault had put her in a home, where she lived out her remaining days.’