from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To happen, come up, or show up again or repeatedly.
- intransitive v. To return to one's attention or memory.
- intransitive v. To return in thought or discourse.
- intransitive v. To have recourse: recur to the use of force.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
- v. To happen again.
- v. To recurse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
- intransitive v. To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule.
- intransitive v. To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go or come back; return: literally or figuratively.
- To return in thought or recollection.
- To return to the thought or mind.
- To resort; have recourse; turn for aid.
- To occur again or be repeated at stated intervals, or according to some rule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have recourse to
- v. happen or occur again
- v. return in thought or speech to something
Latin recurrere : re-, re- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin recurro ("run back") (Wiktionary)