Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To happen or occur again or repeatedly.
  • intransitive verb To return to one's attention or memory.
  • intransitive verb To return in thought or discourse.
  • intransitive verb Archaic To have recourse; resort.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
  • intransitive verb To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule.
  • intransitive verb To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
  • intransitive verb (Math.) a circulating decimal. See under Decimal.
  • intransitive verb (Math.) an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To have recourse (to) someone or something for assistance, support etc.
  • verb intransitive To happen again.
  • verb intransitive, computing To recurse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb have recourse to
  • verb happen or occur again
  • verb return in thought or speech to something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin recurrere : re-, re- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin recurro ("run back")

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