American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table.
- v. To transfer or convey from one place to another: removed the family to Texas.
- v. To take off: removed my boots.
- v. To take away; withdraw: removed the candidate's name from consideration.
- v. To do away with; eliminate: remove a stain.
- v. To dismiss from an office or position.
- v. To change one's place of residence or business; move: "In 1751, I removed from the country to the town” ( David Hume).
- v. To go away; depart.
- v. To be removable: paint that removes with water.
- n. The act of removing; removal.
- n. Distance or degree of separation or remoteness: "to spill, though at a safe remove, the blood of brave men” ( Anthony Burgess).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move from a position occupied; cause to change place; transfer from one point to another; put from its place in any manner.
- To displace from an office, post, or situation.
- To take or put away in any manner; take away by causing to cease; cause to leave or depart; put an end to; do away with; banish.
- To make away with; cut off; take away by death: as, to remove a person by poison.
- In law, to transfer from one court to another.
- Synonyms To dislodge, transfer.
- To dismiss, eject, oust.
- To abate, suppress.
- To change place in any manner; move from one place to another; change the place of residence: as, to remove from Edinburgh to London.
- n. The act of removing, or the state of being removed; removal; change of place.
- n. The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; stage; step; especially, a step in any scale of gradation or descent.
- n. In English public schools:
- n. Promotion from one class or division to another.
- n. Hence— A class or division.
- n. A posting-stage; the distance between two resting-places on a road.
- n. The raising of a siege.
- n. The act of changing a horse's shoe from one foot to another, or for a new one.
- n. A dish removed from table to make room for something else; also, a course.
- v. transitive To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.
- v. transitive To murder someone.
- v. cricket ,(transitive) To dismiss a batsman.
- v. transitive To discard, set aside (a thought, feeling etc.).
- v. intransitive To depart, leave.
- v. intransitive To change one's residence.
- n. The act of removing something, especially removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course
- n. A dish thus replaced, or the replacement
- n. UK (at some public schools) A division of the school, especially the form prior to last
- n. A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")
- n. Distance in time or space
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace.
- v. To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill.
- v. To dismiss or discharge from office.
- v. To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.
- n. The act of removing; a removal.
- n. The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; -- in the United States usually called a
- n. The state of being removed.
- n. That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else.
- n. The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school.
- n. (Far.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe.
- v. kill intentionally and with premeditation
- v. get rid of something abstract
- v. cause to leave
- v. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes
- v. remove from a position or an office
- n. degree of figurative distance or separation
- v. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
- v. dispose of
- v. go away or leave
- From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remuver, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English removen, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre : re-, re- + movēre, to move; see move. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Me, not so much, but what I think is really cool about what you've described is how it puts all the moral conflict at one remove from the people -- it's the * vampires* (from what you describe) that are trying to figure out how to live morally as everything is collapsing around them.”
“Make sure to remove the labels, and as much of the glue as you can — it will melt and require some scrubbing to remove from the crock.”
“After it simmers one more time, remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.”
“But Garnett's paintings force viewers to contemplate how ugly and destructive its procession can be, and proclaim that physical remove is no excuse for ignoring that reality.”
“Garnett's paintings force viewers to contemplate how ugly and destructive its procession can be, and proclaim that physical remove is no excuse for ignoring that reality.”
“Though tasting of the fruits of the first remove from the soil, she was not afraid of the soil; she could return to it gleefully and naturally.”
“Cover, remove from the heat, and let steep at room temperature for 30 minutes.”
“That sense of remove is a big part of how linear media can explore complex topics of morality: by depicting characters you are not expected to agree with, but merely understand.”
“I am baking an 16 inch giant cake, do i remove from the pan when it has cooled or when i take it out of? the oven when it is hot? or warm??”
“Dredge in flour and brown in Olive oil (healthy) or bacon grease then remove from the pan.”
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