Definitions

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

  • noun Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
  • noun Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
  • noun Law The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
  • noun The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins.
  • transitive verb To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder).
  • transitive verb To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation). synonym: correct.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cure; heal: as, to remedy a disease.
  • To repair or remove something evil from; restore to a natural or proper condition.
  • To remove or counteract, as something evil; redress.
  • noun That which cures a disease; any medicine or application or process which promotes restoration to health or alleviates the effects of disease: with for before the name of a disease.
  • noun That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; relief; redress; reparation.
  • noun In law, the means given for obtaining through a court of justice any right or compensation or redress for a wrong.
  • noun In coining, a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins: same as allowance, 7.
  • noun A course of action to bring about a certain result.
  • noun Synonyms and Cure, restorative, specific, antidote, corrective.

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

  • transitive verb To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.
  • noun That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for.
  • noun That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to.
  • noun (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
  • noun See under Civil.
  • noun (Coinage) a small allowed deviation from the legal standard of weight and fineness; -- called also tolerance.

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

  • noun Something that corrects or counteracts.
  • noun law The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  • noun A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
  • verb transitive To provide or serve as a remedy for.

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

  • verb provide relief for
  • noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
  • verb set straight or right
  • noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Etymologies

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

[Middle English remedie, from Old French, from Latin remedium : re-, re- + medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium ("a remedy, cure"), from re- ("again") + mederi ("to heal").

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  • If you've got the poison, I've got the remedy.

    February 16, 2009