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Definition of the noun continue

What does continue mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [context: video games] an option allowing a gamer to resume play after a game over.
  2. [video games] an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.

Definition of the verb continue

What does continue mean as a doing word?

Continue is one of the top 100 most common verbs. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 100 most common verbs in written English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: continued | continuing | continues

  1. continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    • examples: We continued to work into the night | They continue to move | They continue moving
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]He continued
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, raising to subject with infinitive]He continued to pack
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] until [Time]We continued until 8 PM
      [Theme] [Verb]The storm continued
      [Theme] [Verb] until [Time]The party continued until 8 PM
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of continue: go along / go on / keep / proceed
    • antonym of continue: discontinue
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
    • more specific terms:
      • hold = remain in a certain state, position, or condition
      • keep going / run on = continue uninterrupted
      • ride = continue undisturbed and without interference
  2. continue talking
    • example: `I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]He continuedAspectual Verbs
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Predicate, raising to subject with infinitive]He continued to pack
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] until [Time]We continued until 8 PM
      [Theme] [Verb]The storm continued
      [Theme] [Verb] until [Time]The party continued until 8 PM
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]They maintained a strong governmentAspectual Verbs: carry on, keep, keep up, maintain, prolong, protract, sustain
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] through [Instrument, arbitrary control with -ing]They maintained a strong government through ruthlessly crushing opponents
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] through [Instrument, not sentential clause]I maintained a strong government through ruthless domination
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of continue: carry on / go on / proceed
    • more generic words: speak / talk = exchange thoughts
    • more specific terms:
  3. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
  4. move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    • examples: She continued in the direction of the hills | They continue up the hill
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of continue: go forward / proceed
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
    • more specific words:
      • head = to go or travel towards
      • trace = make one's course or travel along a path
      • roar = act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
      • limp = proceed slowly or with difficulty
      • wander = go via an indirect route or at no set pace
  5. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    • example: We cannot continue several servants any longer
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of continue: keep / keep on / retain
    • more generic terms: keep up / prolong / sustain = lengthen or extend in duration or space
  6. do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
    • example: We continued our research into the cause of the illness
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of continue: persist in
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
  7. continue after an interruption
    • example: The demonstration continued after a break for lunch
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
  8. continue in a place, position, or situation
    • example: She continued as deputy mayor for another year
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of continue: remain / stay / stay on
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms:
  9. span an interval of distance, space or time
    • example: The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of continue: cover / extend
    • more generic word: be = occupy a certain position or area
    • more specific words:
  10. exist over a prolonged period of time
    • example: The bad weather continued for two more weeks
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb continue

verb

  1. [transitive] to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
  2. [transitive] To make last; to prolong.
  3. [intransitive] to resume

Music

  1. "Continue" is the second studio album by rapper Wax, released on January 15, 2013. It is Wax's first solo release since having left Def Jam Recordings.
    • genre: Hip Hop
    • released on
  2. "CONTINUE" is a musical album of Meg.
    • released on
  3. "Continue" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  4. "Continue" is a musical EP of Minitel Rose.
    • released on (5 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Continue

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Google previewSoftware Engineering for Modern Web Applications: Methodologies and Technologies (2008)

Methodologies and Technologies by Brandon, Daniel M.

However, for the final slice, during the evaluation phase, Release is a Y and Continue is an N which means that the project needs to be released in its current state and not continued to the next slice. Thereason for Release to be a Y is that ROI ...

Google previewAfrican American Families (2007)

by Angela J. Hattery, Earl Smith

It may be that one condition these women make for the relationship to continue is that the men attend the intervention program.

Google previewThe Prayer Manifesto for the Globally Conscious (2013)

How to Develop a Heart to Pray for Others by Lischa T. Brooks

To continue means to never cease doing something, but it also means to forge ahead through something. Most of us are used to thinking about praying continually as it relates to praying throughout the day, but let's look at both aspects of ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary: Judicial dictionary (1903)

by Frederick Stroud, Elsie May Wheeler, John McDonald Burke

CONTINUE. -—SLAUGHTER'BOUSE “ used ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary - E-Book (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

Continue Resuscitation Continue resuscitation with a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 ventilations, until: • Competent help arrives and tells you...

Google previewMichigan Encyclopedia (1999)

by Jennifer Herman

Economic stability based on additional diversified industries to balance auto- related unemployment cycles and permanent job losses will continue to confront State government and private concerns in the future. The quest to establish and ...

Google previewAn Encyclopædia, or Dictionary of Music ... With upwards of two hundred engraved examples, the whole compiled from the most celebrated foreign and English authorities, interspersed with observations critical and explanatory (1825)

by John Feltham DANNELEY

BASSE-CHANTANTE, basse recitante, that of the two basses in scores which is the highest, so called because it partakes more of melody than the basse continue, thorough, or general bass. The basse chantante is performed by violoncellos, ...

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (2007)

by Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep

Major figures continue to receive substantial entries but with less lengthy largesse. This strategy also reflects the wider availability of source material for major figures. As we look to the past, collective biography has not only proven adaptable ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Geography (2002)

The Environment and Humankind by Ian Douglas, Richard John Huggett, Mike Robinson

While local nationalist and even small-scale interstate wars will probably continue in the world's poor periphery, they will not threaten the stability of the rest of the system or the prosperity of the rich core countries. Humankind, according to the ...

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Usage statistics about continue

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb continue:

spoken English23.75%written English76.25% conversational speech7.32%task-oriented speech92.68% imaginative writing40.33%informational writing59.67%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb continue:

upholdpreserveproceedretainextendstaycoverremaincontinuekeep

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb continue and its most common antonym:

discontinuecontinue

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Quotes about Continue

I'm sure that they will continue to look for ways to try and undermine my support, but I have every confidence that in doing this job for South Dakota, I will continue to build on my support and be able to succeed once again in November. (Stephanie Herseth)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1T1I1N1U1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CONTINUE

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  • CONTINEU

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