from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cure, heal.
  • v. To restore (something) to a good condition.
  • v. To recover, regain (something that had been lost).
  • n. cure; remedy; recovery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cure; remedy; recovery.
  • transitive v. To arrive at; to reach; to attain.
  • transitive v. To recover; to regain; to repossess.
  • transitive v. To restore, as from weariness, sickness; or the like; to repair.
  • transitive v. To be a cure for; to remedy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cure again; cure; heal.
  • To recover; get well.
  • To recover; get again.
  • n. Recovery.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Probably partly from Latin recūrāre, and partly from a reduced form of recover.



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  • Like Hermite poore in pensive place obscure

    I mean to end my dayes with endlesse doubt,

    To waile such woes as time cannot recure,

    Where none but love shall ever finde me out.

    - Walter Raleigh, 'To day a man, To morrow none', 1644.

    August 5, 2009