from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, process, duration, or an instance of recovering.
- n. A return to a normal condition.
- n. Something gained or restored in recovering.
- n. The act of obtaining usable substances from unusable sources.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.
- n. A return to normal health.
- n. A return to former status.
- n. Renewed growth after a slump (economy).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.
- n. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc.
- n. The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court.
- n. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had.
- n. In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke.
- n. Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying.
- n. Act of regaining the position of guard after making an attack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or power of recovering, regaining, retaking, conquering again, or obtaining renewed possession: as, to offer a reward for the recovery of stolen goods.
- n. Restoration from a bad to a good condition; especially, restoration from sickness, faintness, or the like; also, restoration from low condition or misfortune.
- n. Attainment; reaching.
- n. In law, the obtaining of right to something by a verdict or judgment of court from an opposing party in a suit: as, the recovery of debt, damages, and costs by a plaintiff; the recovery of costs by a defendant; the recovery of land in ejectment. Compare fine, n., 3.
- n. In fencing, the return of the fencer to his original position “on guard” after extending himself in the lunge (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
- n. return to an original state
- n. gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
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