Remaining vs Discarded - What's the difference?

remaining | discarded |


As verbs the difference between remaining and discarded

is that remaining is while discarded is (discard).

As a noun remaining

is an act or occurrence by which someone or something remains.

As an adjective remaining

is which remains, especially after something else has been removed.

remaining

English

Verb

(head)
  • They will be remaining behind. (progressive)
    My remaining at the beach house kept it from being vandalized. (gerund)
    The remaining paint shall be properly disposed of. (participle used as adjective)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or occurrence by which someone or something remains
  • * {{quote-book, 1580, , An Answer Unto A Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation Devised by Stephen Gardiner, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=mFgYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA298, page=298, edition=1844 Parker Society ed.
  • , passage=For where Gelasius saith, that "there remaineth the substance or nature of bread and wine," to declare thereby the remaining of two natures in Christ, you say, that "Gelasius' saying may be verified in the last, and not in the first," that is to say, that the nature of bread and wine remaineth.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1864, date=August 8, chapter=Mr Seward to Mr Pike, No. 171, author=, title=Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 3, year_published=1865, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA322&id=QTEWAAAAYAAJ&output=text, page=322
  • , passage= It is important for us to know to what extent the remaining of that naval force is advantageous, and I hope therefore, that you will seek an opportunity informally to confer upon this question,
  • * {{quote-book, 1975, , The Contemporary Explosion of Theology, page=39 citation
  • , passage=In this steadfast remaining with the Church that he so often criticizes, K√ľng shows himself to be a true son of Roman Catholicism. }}
  • (countable, rare) Remnant.
  • Usage notes

    * Also used as gerund.

    Synonyms

    * rest * balance

    Adjective

    (-)
  • which remains, especially after something else has been removed
  • May I have the only remaining cake?

    Synonyms

    * left * surviving

    discarded

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (discard)

  • discard

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to throw away, to reject.
  • * I. Taylor
  • A man discards the follies of boyhood.
  • (card games) To make a discard; to throw out a card.
  • To dismiss from employment, confidence, or favour; to discharge.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • They blame the favourites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should resolve to discard them.

    Synonyms

    * cast away * dismiss * dispose * eliminate * get rid of * throw away * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything discarded.
  • A discarded playing card in a card game.
  • Anagrams

    * English heteronyms