(noun, verb)


1. (video games) an option allowing a gamer to resume play after game over, when all lives have been lost.

2. (video games) an option allowing a player to resume a saved game.

3. (programming) a statement which causes a loop to start executing the next iteration, skipping the statements following it


1. continue a certain state, condition, or activity

- We continued to work into the night

Similar word(s): keep, proceed

Definition categories: stative, act, move

2. continue talking

- `I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'

Similar word(s): proceed

Definition categories: communication, speak, talk

3. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

- continue the family tradition

Similar word(s): preserve, uphold

Definition categories: stative, hold, keep, maintain

4. move ahead; travel onward in time or space

- She continued in the direction of the hills

Similar word(s): proceed

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

5. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

- We cannot continue several servants any longer

Similar word(s): keep, retain

Definition categories: social, prolong, sustain

6. do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop

- We continued our research into the cause of the illness

Definition categories: stative, act, move

7. continue after an interruption

- The demonstration continued after a break for lunch

Definition categories: stative, act, move

8. continue in a place, position, or situation

- She continued as deputy mayor for another year

Similar word(s): remain, stay

Definition categories: stative, be

9. span an interval of distance, space or time

- The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Similar word(s): cover, extend

Definition categories: stative, be

10. exist over a prolonged period of time

- The bad weather continued for two more weeks

Definition categories: change, be

Sentences with continue as a verb:

- Shall I continue speaking, or will you just interrupt me again?

- Do you want me to continue to unload these?

- When will the concert continue?

- This meeting has been continued to the thirteenth of July.