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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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  • noun plural The unpublished writings of a deceased author.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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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