[syn: cover, continue, extend]
10. exist over a prolonged period of time;
- Example: "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
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4 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Continued; p. pr. &
vb. n. Continuing.] [F. continuer, L. continuare,
-tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See
Continuous, and cf. Continuate.]
1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in
connection with; to abide; to stay.
Here to continue, and build up here
A growing empire. --Milton.
They continue with me now three days, and have
nothing to eat. --Matt. xv.
2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
But now thy kingdom shall not continue. --1 Sam.
3. 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; as,
the army continued to advance.
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples
indeed. --John viii.
Syn: To persevere; persist. See Persevere.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Continue \Con*tin"ue\, v. t.
1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.]
the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto
the mother. --Sir T.
2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist
in; to cease not.
O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know
thee. --Ps. xxxvi.
You know how to make yourself happy by only
continuing such a life as you have been long
accustomed to lead. --Pope.
3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add
to or draw out in length.
A bridge of wond'rous length,
From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb
of this frail world. --Milton.
4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees
were continued; also, to suffer to live.
And how shall we continue Claudio. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on
working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep
smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"
[syn: continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep]
2: continue talking; "I know it's hard," he continued, "but
there is no choice"; "carry on--pretend we are not in the
room" [syn: continue, go on, carry on, proceed]
3: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or
last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the
family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions" [syn:
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve]
[ant: cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit,
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" [syn: proceed,
go forward, continue]
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" [syn: retain,
continue, keep, keep on]
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" [syn: continue,
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" [syn: stay, stay on, continue,
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" [syn: cover, continue,
10: exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather
continued for two more weeks"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
167 Moby Thesaurus words for "continue":
abide, adjourn, advance, be continuous, be prolonged, bide,
carry on, carry over, carry through, catenate, cease not, chain,
concatenate, connect, connect up, continuate, continue to be,
dawdle, defeat time, defer, defy time, delay, drag on, drag out,
draw, draw out, dwell, dwell on, elapse, elongate, endure, exist,
expire, extend, flit, flow, flow on, fly, form a series, glide,
go along, go by, go on, go on with, hang fire, hang up, hold,
hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold steady, hold up,
jog on, join, keep, keep at, keep at it, keep driving, keep going,
keep on, keep trying, keep up, lapse, last, last long, last out,
lay aside, lay by, lay over, lengthen, lengthen out, let out,
linger, linger on, link, live, live on, live through, maintain,
maintain continuity, never cease, not accept compromise,
occur often, outlast, outlive, pass, pass by, perdure, perennate,
perpetuate, persevere, persist, persist in, pick up, pigeonhole,
postpone, press on, prevail, proceed, proceed with, procrastinate,
produce, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, pull,
pursue, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, recess,
recommence, recur, remain, renew, reopen, reserve, resume, ride,
roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, set aside, set by,
shelve, shift off, sleep on, slide, slip, slog on, spin out,
stagger on, stand, stand over, stave off, stay, stay on, strain,
stretch, stretch out, string, string out, string together, subsist,
survive, suspend, sustain, table, take a recess, take up, tarry,
tauten, temporize, tense, thread, tide over, tighten, vibrate,
waive, wear, wear well