American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist.
- v. To exist over a prolonged period; last.
- v. To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term.
- v. To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for lunch.
- v. To carry forward; persist in: The police will continue their investigation.
- v. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend.
- v. To cause to remain or last; retain.
- v. To carry on after an interruption; resume.
- v. Law To postpone or adjourn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To connect or unite; make continuous.
- To extend from one point to another; produce or draw out in length: as, continue the line from A to B; let the line be continued to the boundary.
- To protract or carry on; not to cease from or terminate.
- To persevere in; not to cease to do or use: as, to continue the same diet.
- To carry on from the point of suspension; resume the course of; extend in the same course: as, to continue a line of railroad from its present terminus; the story will be continued next week.
- To suffer or cause to remain as before; retain: as, to continue judges in their posts.
- To keep enduringly; prolong the state or life of.
- To go forward or onward in any course or action; proceed: the opposite of cease: as, he continued talking for some minutes more.
- To persevere; be steadfast or constant in any course.
- To remain in a state or place; abide or stay indefinitely.
- To last; be durable; endure; be permanent.
- Synonyms Sojourn, etc. See abide.
- v. transitive to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
- v. transitive To make last; to prolong.
- v. transitive To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc.
- v. intransitive to resume
- v. poker slang To make a continuation bet.
- n. video games an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.
- n. video games an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
- v. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
- v. To be steadfast or constant in any course; to persevere; to abide; to endure; to persist; to keep up or maintain a particular condition, course, or series of actions.
- v. obsolete To unite; to connect.
- v. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
- v. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
- v. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; ; also, to suffer to live.
- v. exist over a prolonged period of time
- v. span an interval of distance, space or time
- v. move ahead; travel onward in time or space
- v. continue talking
- v. continue after an interruption
- v. do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
- v. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
- v. continue a certain state, condition, or activity
- v. continue in a place, position, or situation
- v. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
- From Middle French continuer, from Latin continuare. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English continuen, from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre, from continuus, continuous, from continēre, to hold together; see contain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue _for a time_ to pray; but we must patiently, believingly continue in prayer, until we obtain an answer; and further, we have not only to _continue_ in prayer unto the end, but we have also _to believe_ that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers.”
“It is not enough to begin to pray, nor to pray aright; nor is it enough to continue _for a time_ to pray; but we must patiently, believingly continue in prayer until we obtain an answer; and, further, we have not only _to continue_ in prayer unto the end, but we have also _to believe_ that God does hear us, and will answer our prayers.”
“In idiomatic English, it is no more redundant to say “the hoi polloi” than it is to say “the rabble,” and most writers who use the term continue to precede it with *the*”
“Terms were proposed differing in length from three to nine years; and a proposition was even made by one distinguished member to make the term continue during good behavior, which is practically for life.”
“Resolved 1st That the University be opened for the admission of pupils on the 1st Monday in September next, and that the term continue, with two weeks vacation at”
“Put buyers may profit if shares in the name continue to slide in the next few weeks.”
“Heavy trading traffic in the weekly put options indicates some traders are taking short-term bearish positions on the Chinese internet company in case shares in the name continue to come under fire over the next several sessions to expiration.”
“I cannot comprehend why her label continue to dish out the cash for this chick - single after single, video after video and she still isn't selling anywhere near what she should be - even with that crappy re-release.”
“Margaret Hodge MP, the Labour chair of the PAC, said: "Decisions to delay or cut programmes to save money in the short term continue to lead to increased costs in the longer term and do not represent good value for money.”
“This person said plans to launch a Sunday version of the title continue.”
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