This page has 20 definitions of remove in English, Latin, and Portuguese. Remove is a verb and noun. Examples of how to use remove in a sentence are shown. Also define these 30 related words and terms: delete, move, take away, murder, cricket, dismiss, discard, set aside, abstract, depart, leave, residence, discharge, office, removing, dish, meal, course, division, school, form, step, gradation, Julian calendar, distance, interval, horse, shoe, removeo, and remover.
- (transitive) To delete.
- (transitive) To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.
- He removed the marbles from the bag.
- 1560, Geneva Bible, The Geneva Bible#page/n182 Deuteronomy 19:14:
- Thou ſhalt not remoue thy neighbours marke, which thei of olde time haue ſet in thine inheritance, that thou ſhalt inherit the lãd, which the Lord thy God giueth the to poſſeſſe it.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 2, in The China Governess:
- Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety. She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.
- (transitive) To murder.
- (cricket, transitive) To dismiss a batsman.
Cricket definition(1 of 5 cricket definitions)
Dismiss definition(1 of 8 dismiss definitions)
- (transitive) To discard, set aside, especially something abstract (a thought, feeling, etc.).
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book III, canto VIII, page 524:
- Eternall thraldom was to her more liefe, / Then loſſe of chaſtitie, or chaunge of loue : / Dye had ſhe rather in tormenting griefe, / Then any ſhould of falſeneſſe her reproue, / Or looſeneſſe, that ſhe lightly did remoue.
- 2013 June 21, Karen McVeigh, “US rules human genes can't be patented”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 10:
- The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
- (intransitive, now rare) To depart, leave.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “vj”, in Le Morte Darthur, book V:
- THenne the kynge dyd doo calle syre Gawayne / syre Borce / syr Lyonel and syre Bedewere / and commaunded them to goo strayte to syre Lucius / and saye ye to hym that hastely he remeue oute of my land / And yf he wil not / bydde hym make hym redy to bataylle and not distresse the poure peple
- (intransitive) To change one's residence; to move.
- c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iii]:
- Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane.
- 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
- Now my life began to be so easy that I began to say to myself that could I but have been safe from more savages, I cared not if I was never to remove from the place where I lived.
- 1834, David Crockett, A Narrative of the Life of, Nebraska 1987, p.20:
- Shortly after this, my father removed, and settled in the same county, about ten miles above Greenville.
- 1886, Lim, Hiong Seng, Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular, Singapore: Koh Yew Hean Press:
- I am going to remove. / Where are you going to remove to? / I don't know yet. / When will you know?
- To dismiss or discharge from office.
- The President removed many postmasters.
Discharge definitionTo accomplish or complete, as an obligation. (1 of 19 discharge definitions)
Office definitionA ceremonial duty or service, particularly:
- The authorized form of ceremonial worship of a church.
- Any special liturgy, as the Office for the Dead or of the Virgin.
- A daily service without the eucharist.
- The daily service of the breviary, the liturgy for each canonical hour, including psalms, collects, and lessons. (1 of 32 office definitions)
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remove (plural removes)
- The act of removing something.
- 1764, Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller
- And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
- 1761, John Mordant, The Complete Steward:
- There is no tree admits of transplantation so well as the Elm, for a tree of twenty years growth will admit of a remove.
- (archaic) Removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course, a dish thus replaced, or the replacement.
Meal definitionCorrect quotes (1 of 7 meal definitions)
- (Britain) (at some public schools) A division of the school, especially the form prior to last
Division definitionThe act or process of dividing anything. (1 of 14 division definitions)
School definition(1 of 3 school definitions)
Form definitionTo do with shape.
- The shape or visible structure of a thing or person.
- A thing that gives shape to other things as in a mold.
- Regularity, beauty, or elegance.
- The inherent nature of an object; that which the mind itself contributes as the condition of knowing; that in which the essence of a thing consists.
- Characteristics not involving atomic components. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- A long bench with no back.
- The boundary line of a material object. In painting, more generally, the human body.
- The combination of planes included under a general crystallographic symbol. It is not necessarily a closed solid.
- A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")
- 1716 January 3, Joseph Addison, “The Free-holder: No. 1. Friday, December 23. 1715. [Julian calendar]”, in The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; […], volume IV, London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], published 1721, OCLC 1056445272, freeholder is but one remove from a legislator./mode/1up page A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.:
- 1970, Yuri Rytkheu, Сон в начале тумана [A Dream in Polar Fog]:
- Toko returned to the men, sitting at a remove.
- Distance in time or space; interval.
- (figuratively, by extension) Emotional distance or indifference.
- (dated) The transfer of one's home or business to another place; a move.
- The act of resetting a horse's shoe.
Shoe definitionA protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do. (1 of 15 shoe definitions)
- OED 2nd edition 1989
- Rhymes: -ɔvi