Definitions for derivedɪˈraɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduce, infer, deduct, derive(verb)

    reason by deduction; establish by deduction

  2. derive, gain(verb)

    obtain

    "derive pleasure from one's garden"

  3. derive(verb)

    come from

    "The present name derives from an older form"

  4. derive, educe(verb)

    develop or evolve from a latent or potential state

  5. derive, come, descend(verb)

    come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

    "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"

Wiktionary

  1. derive(Verb)

    To obtain or receive (something) from something else.

  2. derive(Verb)

    To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.

  3. derive(Verb)

    To find the derivation of (a word or phrase).

  4. derive(Verb)

    To create (a compound) from another by means of a reaction.

  5. derive(Verb)

    To originate or stem (from).

  6. Origin: From deriven, from deriver, from derivare, from de + rivus; see rival.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derive(verb)

    to turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon

  2. Derive(verb)

    to receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from

  3. Derive(verb)

    to trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon

  4. Derive(verb)

    to obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon

  5. Derive(verb)

    to flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Derive

    de-rīv′, v.t. to draw from, as water from a river; to take or receive from a source or origin: to infer: (ety.) to trace a word to its root.—adj. Derīv′able.—adv. Derīv′ably.—adj. Der′ivate, derived.—n. a derivative.—n. Derivā′tion, act of deriving: a drawing off or from: the tracing of a word to its original root: that which is derived: descent or evolution of man or animals.—adj. Derivā′tional.—n. Derivā′tionist.—adj. Deriv′ative, derived or taken from something else: not radical or original.—n. that which is derived: a word formed from another word.—adv. Deriv′atively. [O. Fr. deriver—L. derivārede, down from, rivus, a river.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'derive' in Verbs Frequency: #393

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emil Cioran:

    We derive our vitality from our store of madness.

  2. Mahatma Gandhi:

    As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

  3. Victor Hugo:

    It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Does a 'beefsteak' derive it's terminology name from the habit of complaining too often?

  5. La Rochefoucauld:

    Were we faultless, we would not derive such satisfaction from remarking the faults of others.

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