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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. All that is left after other parts have been taken away, used up, or destroyed.
  • n.pl. A corpse.
  • n.pl. The unpublished writings of a deceased author.
  • n.pl. Ancient ruins or fossils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. What is left after a person (or any organism) dies; a corpse.
  • n. Historical or archaeological relics.
  • n. ​The extant writings of a deceased person.
  • n. All that is left of the stock of some things; remnants.
  • n. Plural form of remain.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of remain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any object that is left unused or still extant
  • n. the dead body of a human being

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