Definition of CONTINUE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 4. (

    ) move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now" ;

  • 5. (

    ) allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings" ;

  • 6. (

    ) do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move" ;

  • 7. (

    ) continue after an interruption; "The demonstration continued after a break for lunch" ;

  • 8. (

    ) continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year" ;

  • 9. (

    ) span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles" ;

  • 10. (

    ) exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks" ;

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