re·​main·​ing ri-ˈmā-niŋ How to pronounce remaining (audio)
: left over after a part has been destroyed, taken, used, or lost
Dough should not stick to sides of bowl; if it does, add some or all of remaining 2 tablespoons of bread flour until dough cleans sides of bowl.Tish Boyle
"You're good people," Kugelmass said, combing his few remaining hairs as he climbed into the cabinet again.Woody Allen
The researchers, focusing on distinct oral languages, not dialects, interviewed and made recordings of the few remaining speakers of a language and collected basic word lists.John Noble Wilford

Examples of remaining in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was given six months to live and has one more remaining after choosing not to go through with treatment. Tj MacIas, Miami Herald, 17 May 2024 Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (5 to 8 minutes total). Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2024 Irsay was prepared to spend upward of $20 million to fund her journey and remaining years. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, 5 Dec. 2023 This involves dusting, then using a degreaser or cleanser to get rid of any remaining residue. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024 Gilmore, who started for the Cowboys last season, is from the area, has played for the Panthers under the current ownership, and the need at cornerback is probably among the biggest remaining holes on the roster. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 3 Apr. 2024 Golden State has the sixth easiest remaining schedule, but a slew of difficult opponents await after Sunday’s matchup in San Antonio to finish a five-game road trip. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 31 Mar. 2024 After Arthur Andersen went under because of its role in the Enron collapse, the industry’s biggest remaining firms—Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC—only got bigger. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2024 Israel has not achieved its military goals: destroying Hamas in response to its Oct. 7 attacks, which killed 1,200 people, and rescuing the 100-plus remaining hostages taken that day. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of remaining was in the 15th century

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“Remaining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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