2. (Gram.) A word that continues the connection of sentences or subjects; a connective; a conjunction.
Continuatives . . . consolidate sentences into one continuous whole.
(Con*tin"u*a`tor) n. [Cf. F. continuateur.] One who, or that which, continues; esp., one
who continues a series or a work; a continuer. Sir T. Browne.
(Con*tin"ue) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Continued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Continuing.] [F. continuer, L.
continuare, -tinuatum, to connect, continue, fr. continuus. See Continuous, and cf. Continuate.]
1. To remain in a given place or condition; to remain in connection with; to abide; to stay.
Here to continue, and build up here
A growing empire.
They continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat.
Matt. xv. 32.
2. To be permanent or durable; to endure; to last.
But now thy kingdom shall not continue.
1 Sam. xiii. 14.
3. 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.
If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.
John viii. 31.
Syn. To persevere; persist. See Persevere.
(Con*tin"ue), v. t.
1. To unite; to connect. [Obs.]
the use of the navel is to continue the infant unto the mother.
Sir T. browne.
2. To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
O continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee.
Ps. xxxvi. 10.
You know how to make yourself happy by only continuing such a life as you have been long accustomed
3. To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
A bridge of wond'rous length,
From hell continued, reaching th' utmost orb
of this frail world.
4. To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
And how shall we continue Claudio.
Continued bass (Mus.), a bass continued through an entire piece of music, while the other parts of
the harmony are indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as thorough bass or figured bass; basso
continuo. [It.] Continued fever (Med.), a fever which presents no interruption in its course.
Continued fraction (Math.), a fraction whose numerator is 1, and whose denominator is a whole
number plus a fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole number, plus a fraction,
(Con*tin"ued) p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy,
etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of
issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. "Continued woe." Jenyns. "Continued succession." Locke.