What does derive mean?

Definitions for derivedɪˈraɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word derive.

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. La Rochefoucauld:

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

  2. Henri Matisse:

    Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

  3. Hippocrates:

    A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

  4. La Rochefoucauld:

    There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.

  5. Robert Kavcic:

    The second leg would be into other areas like the housing market, which we're starting to see weaken now, and service sectors that derive a lot of business from the energy sector.

Images & Illustrations of derive

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