American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To get back; regain.
- v. To restore (oneself) to a normal state: He recovered himself after a slip on the ice.
- v. To compensate for: She recovered her losses.
- v. To procure (usable substances, such as metal) from unusable substances, such as ore or waste.
- v. To bring under observation again: "watching the comet since it was first recovered—first spotted since its 1910 visit” ( Christian Science Monitor).
- v. To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health.
- v. To receive a favorable judgment in a lawsuit.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover again or anew. Sometimes written distinctively re-cover.
- To regain; get or obtain again (after it has been lost).
- To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; cure; heal.
- To repair the loss or injury of; retrieve; make up for: as, to recover lost time.
- To rescue; save from danger.
- To reach by some effort; get; gain; find; come to; return to.
- To reconcile; reëstablish friendly relations with.
- In law, to obtain by judgment in a court of law or by legal proceedings: as, to recover lands in ejectment; to recover damages for a wrong, or for a breach of contract. It does not necessarily imply the actual gain of satisfaction or possession, but ordinarily only the obtaining of judgment therefor.
- In hunting, to start (a hare) from her cover or form.
- To fetch; deal.
- To restore to a previous state.
- To recoup one's self.
- Synonyms and To get back, repair, recruit, recuperate, reëstablish.
- To regain health after sickness; grow well again: often followed by of or from.
- To regain a former state or condition, as after misfortune or disturbance of mind: as, to recover from a state of poverty or depression. In this sense formerly and still sometimes used elliptically without from.
- To come; arrive; make one's way.
- To obtain a judgment at law; succeed in a lawsuit: as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
- n. Recovery.
- n. In boating, the movement of the body by which a rower reaches forward from one stroke in preparation for the next: as, the bow oar is slow in the recover.
- In manufacturing, to save; keep what had formerly been thrown away: as, to recover the by-products in a gas-plant.
- v. transitive To get back, regain (a physical thing lost etc.).
- v. transitive To return to, resume (a given state of mind or body).
- v. transitive, obsolete To reach (a place), arrive at.
- v. transitive, archaic To restore to good health, consciousness, life etc.
- v. transitive, archaic To get better from; to get over.
- v. intransitive To get better, regain one's health.
- v. intransitive To regain one's composure, balance etc.
- n. military A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out.
- v. To cover again.
- v. roofing To add a new roof membrane or steep-slope covering over an existing one.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cover again.
- v. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
- v. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of.
- v. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
- v. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body.
- v. To rescue; to deliver.
- v. Archaic To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
- v. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; ; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; ; to gain by legal process.
- v. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by
- v. obsolete To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
- v. (Law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit.
- n. Recovery.
- v. cover anew
- v. regain or make up for
- v. get over an illness or shock
- v. get or find back; recover the use of
- v. regain a former condition after a financial loss
- v. reuse (materials from waste products)
- re- + cover. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English recoveren, from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre; see recuperate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word recover means both “to regain health” and “to regain balance.””
“This belief that all Republicans need to do to recover is to embrace the internet and adopt a bunch of cutting-edge technologies reminds me very strongly of efforts to quick-fix failing schools by putting in high-speed internet access and giving every student a laptop.”
“Being told to sit on the couch to recover is tough to deal with.”
“The only way to recover is to have a little hair of the dog.”
“I would think 'recover' is more accurate," he says.”
“It took Ronald Reagan two years to recover from the bad economy and high unemployment (10%) in his first term .......”
“It will take America many years to recover from the damage both men did, damage that exceeded Bin Laden's wildest dreams.”
“Aides to President Barack Obama are putting the final touches on a new strategy to help Democrats recover from a brutal August recess by specifying what Obama wants to see in a compromise health care deal and directly confronting other trouble spots, West Wing officials tell POLITICO.”
“But kids are resilient, and they will recover from the slight inflicted on them by their proudly know-nothing parents.”
“August 4th, 2009 3: 58 pm ET they did, regularly and alot and in many harmful and tough to recover ways it will take a lot of time and hardwork to recover from the Bush administration”
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