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King James Dictionary [1]

Continue, L., to hold. See Tenet.

1. To remain in a state, or place to abide for any time indefinitely.

The multitude continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.  Matthew 15 .

2. To last to be durable to endure to be permanent.

Thy kingdom shall not continue.  1 Samuel 13 .

3. To persevere to be steadfast or constant in any course.

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.  John 8 .


1. To protract not to cease from or to terminate.

O continue thy loving kindness to them that know thee.  Psalms 36 .

2. To extend from one thing to another to produce or draw out in length. Continue the line from A to B. Let the line be continued to the boundary. 3. To persevere in not to cease to do or use as, to continue the same diet. 4. To hold to or unite. Not used.

The navel continues the infant to its mother.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): (v. t.) To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.

(2): (v. i.) 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.

(3): (v. i.) To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.

(4): (v. t.) To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.

(5): (v. t.) To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.

(6): (v. t.) To unite; to connect.

(7): (v. i.) To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.