Definition of continue
- The boat continued downstream.
- The tradition continues to this day.
- We cannot continue here much longer.
- We'll continue after lunch.
- continue the battle
- chose not to continue her subscription
- The trustees were continued.
The team will continue with their drills until the coach is satisfied with their performance.
The world's population continues to grow.
The traditions will continue only as long as the next generations keep them alive.
The good weather continued for several days.
The lecture continued for another hour after we left.
Exit the highway, take a right off the ramp, then continue down the street until you get to the first traffic light.
Continue along this path until you come to the end.
The plot gets more and more intricate as the story continues.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'continue.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: to do something without stopping : to keep doing something in the same way as before
: to stay in a job or position
: to keep happening or existing : to remain active or in existence without changing or stopping
What made you want to look up continue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Confusing Words—A Quiz