from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table.
- transitive v. To transfer or convey from one place to another: removed the family to Texas.
- transitive v. To take off: removed my boots.
- transitive v. To take away; withdraw: removed the candidate's name from consideration.
- transitive v. To do away with; eliminate: remove a stain.
- transitive v. To dismiss from an office or position.
- intransitive v. To change one's place of residence or business; move: "In 1751, I removed from the country to the town” ( David Hume).
- intransitive v. To go away; depart.
- intransitive 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).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.
- v. To murder someone.
- v. ,(transitive) To dismiss a batsman.
- v. To discard, set aside (a thought, feeling etc.).
- v. To depart, leave.
- v. 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. (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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace.
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To dismiss or discharge from office.
- intransitive 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 move.
- 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. The act of resetting a horse's shoe.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remuver, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move") (Wiktionary)