What does recover mean?

Definitions for recoverrɪˈkʌv ər

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recover, retrieve, find, regain(verb)

    get or find back; recover the use of

    "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

  2. recuperate, recover, convalesce(verb)

    get over an illness or shock

    "The patient is recuperating"

  3. recover, go back, recuperate(verb)

    regain a former condition after a financial loss

    "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"

  4. recover, recoup, recuperate(verb)

    regain or make up for

    "recuperate one's losses"

  5. reclaim, recover(verb)

    reuse (materials from waste products)

  6. recover(verb)

    cover anew

    "recover a chair"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recover(verb)

    to cover again

  2. Recover(verb)

    to get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain

  3. Recover(verb)

    to make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time

  4. Recover(verb)

    to restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal

  5. Recover(verb)

    to overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body

  6. Recover(verb)

    to rescue; to deliver

  7. Recover(verb)

    to gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to

  8. Recover(verb)

    to gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant

  9. Recover(verb)

    to regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright

  10. Recover(verb)

    to make one's way; to come; to arrive

  11. Recover(verb)

    to obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit

  12. Recover(noun)

    recovery

  13. Origin: [Pref. re- + cover: cf. F. recouvrir.]

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  1. Recover

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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recover

    rē-kuv′ėr, v.t. to cover again.

  2. Recover

    rē-kuv′ėr, v.t. to get possession of again: to make up for: to retrieve: to cure: to revive: to bring back to any former state: to rescue: to obtain as compensation: to obtain for injury or debt: to reconcile.—v.i. to regain health: to regain any former state: (law) to obtain a judgment.—n. recovery: the forward movement in rowing, after one stroke to take another.—n. Recoverabil′ity, the state of being recoverable.—adj. Recov′erable, that may be recovered or regained: capable of being brought to a former condition.—ns. Recov′erableness, the state of being recoverable: capability of being recovered; Recoveree′, one against whom a judgment is obtained in common recovery; Recov′erer, one who recovers; Recov′eror, one who recovers a judgment in common recovery; Recov′ery, the act of recovering: the act of regaining anything lost: restoration to health or to any former state: the power of recovering anything: (law) a verdict giving right to the recovery of debts or costs. [O. Fr. recovrer—L. recuperārere-, again, and Sabine cuprus, good; some suggest cupĕre, to desire.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recover' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4452

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recover' in Verbs Frequency: #399

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recover in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.

  2. James F. Byrnes:

    Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.

  3. James Kirkland:

    Women are biologically more hearty than men so instead of dying from a heart attack or something like that they recover, but they recover disabled.

  4. Thomas Mielke:

    We expect prices will recover ... my expectation is palm oil futures are likely to recover to 2,700-3,000 ringgit until June, there's a lot of upward potential.

  5. William James:

    How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.

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