from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist.
- intransitive v. To exist over a prolonged period; last.
- intransitive v. To remain in the same state, capacity, or place: She continued as mayor for a second term.
- intransitive v. To go on after an interruption; resume: The negotiations continued after a break for lunch.
- transitive v. To carry forward; persist in: The police will continue their investigation.
- transitive v. To carry further in time, space, or development; extend.
- transitive v. To cause to remain or last; retain.
- transitive v. To carry on after an interruption; resume.
- transitive v. Law To postpone or adjourn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
- v. To make last; to prolong.
- v. To retain (someone) in a given state, position etc.
- v. to resume
- v. To make a continuation bet.
- n. an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.
- n. an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
- intransitive v. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To unite; to connect.
- transitive v. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
- transitive v. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
- transitive v. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; ; also, to suffer to live.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To connect or unite; make continuous.
- To extend from one point to another; produce or draw out in length: as, continue the line from A to B; let the line be continued to the boundary.
- To protract or carry on; not to cease from or terminate.
- To persevere in; not to cease to do or use: as, to continue the same diet.
- To carry on from the point of suspension; resume the course of; extend in the same course: as, to continue a line of railroad from its present terminus; the story will be continued next week.
- To suffer or cause to remain as before; retain: as, to continue judges in their posts.
- To keep enduringly; prolong the state or life of.
- To go forward or onward in any course or action; proceed: the opposite of cease: as, he continued talking for some minutes more.
- To persevere; be steadfast or constant in any course.
- To remain in a state or place; abide or stay indefinitely.
- To last; be durable; endure; be permanent.
- Synonyms Sojourn, etc. See abide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. exist over a prolonged period of time
- v. span an interval of distance, space or time
- v. move ahead; travel onward in time or space
- v. continue talking
- v. continue after an interruption
- v. do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop
- v. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
- v. continue a certain state, condition, or activity
- v. continue in a place, position, or situation
- v. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
Middle English continuen, from Old French continuer, from Latin continuāre, from continuus, continuous, from continēre, to hold together; see contain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French continuer, from Latin continuare. (Wiktionary)