- nounADJECTIVE▪ abundant, considerable, extensive, substantial▪
abundant remains of marine algae▪
the extensive remains of an Aztec pyramid▪ impressive▪ fragmentary▪ visible▪ existing, surviving▪ ancient, prehistoric▪ Greek, Roman, etc.▪ battered, mangled, shattered, tattered▪
the mangled remains of the bomber's van▪ burned, burned-out, charred, cremated, smouldering/smoldering▪ physical▪ earthly, human, mortal▪
This tomb holds the mortal remains of a great pharaoh.▪ animal, archaeological, fossil, fossilized, organic, plant, skeletalVERB + REMAINS▪ discover, find, locate, reveal, uncover, unearth▪
While excavating the site, workers unearthed the remains of several dinosaurs.▪ identify▪
The remains have been identified as those of Carl Rider.▪ excavate, exhume, recover, remove▪
They are excavating the remains of an Iron Age settlement.▪
Marie Curie's remains were exhumed and interred in the Pantheon.▪ examine, study▪ bury, inter (formal)▪ preserve▪ dump, scatter, throw▪ burn▪ feed on▪
Gulls often feed on the remains of seal kills.REMAINS + VERB▪ survive▪
Considerable remains survive of the great city walls.▪ lie▪
Her remains lie in an unmarked grave.▪ date from …▪
The burned-out remains date from the 19th century.PREPOSITION▪ among the remains, in the remains▪
The body was found among the remains of a burned-out house.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.