What does Remove mean?

Definitions for Remove

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remove(verb)

    degree of figurative distance or separation

    "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";

  2. remove, take, take away, withdraw(verb)

    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

    "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

  3. remove(verb)

    remove from a position or an office

  4. get rid of, remove(verb)

    dispose of

    "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

  5. take out, move out, remove(verb)

    cause to leave

    "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

  6. remove, transfer(verb)

    shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

    "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"

  7. absent, remove(verb)

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

  8. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  9. remove, take away(verb)

    get rid of something abstract

    "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"


  1. remove(Noun)

    The act of removing something, especially removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course

  2. remove(Noun)

    A dish thus replaced, or the replacement

  3. remove(Noun)

    (at some public schools) A division of the school, especially the form prior to last

  4. remove(Noun)

    A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")

  5. remove(Noun)

    Distance in time or space

  6. remove(Verb)

    To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.

    He removed the marbles from the bag.

  7. remove(Verb)

    To murder someone.

  8. remove(Verb)

    To discard, set aside (a thought, feeling etc.).

  9. remove(Verb)

    To change one's residence.

  10. remove(Verb)

    To move something from one place to another, especially to take away. To replace a dish within a course.

    He removed the marbles from the bag.

  11. remove(Verb)

    To murder.

  12. remove(Verb)

    To dismiss a batsman.

  13. remove(Verb)

    To discard, set aside, especially something abstract.

    Eternall thraldom was to her more liefe, / Then loſſe of chaſtitie, or chaunge of loue : / Dye had ſhe rather in tormenting griefe, / Then any ſhould of falſeneſſe her reproue, / Or looſeneſſe, that ſhe lightly did remoue.

  14. remove(Verb)

    To depart, leave.

    THenne the kynge dyd doo calle syre Gawayne / syre Borce / syr Lyonel and syre Bedewere / and commaunded them to goo strayte to syre Lucius / and saye ye to hym that hastely he remeue oute of my land / And yf he wil not / bydde hym make hym redy to bataylle and not distresse the poure peple

  15. remove(Verb)

    To change one's residence; to move.

    Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane.

  16. remove(Verb)

    To dismiss or discharge from office.

    The President removed many postmasters.

  17. Origin: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remove(verb)

    to move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building

  2. Remove(verb)

    to cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease

  3. Remove(verb)

    to dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters

  4. Remove(verb)

    to change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another

  5. Remove(noun)

    the act of removing; a removal

  6. Remove(noun)

    the transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; -- in the United States usually called a move

  7. Remove(noun)

    the state of being removed

  8. Remove(noun)

    that which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else

  9. Remove(noun)

    the distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year

  10. Remove(noun)

    the act of resetting a horse's shoe

  11. Origin: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remove

    rē-mōōv′, v.t. to put from its place: to take away: to withdraw: to displace: to make away with.—v.i. to go from one place to another.—n. any indefinite distance: a step in any scale of gradation, as promotion from one class to another, also a class or division: a dish to be changed while the rest remain: (Shak.) the raising of a siege, a posting-stage.—n. Removabil′ity.—adj. Remo′vable, that may be removed.—adv. Remo′vably.—n. Remo′val, the act of taking away: displacing: change of place: a euphemism for murder.—adj. Removed′ (Shak.), remote: distant by degrees of relationship.—ns. Remo′vedness (Shak.), the state of being removed: remoteness; Remo′ver, one who removes: (Bacon) an agitator.—Removal terms (Scot.), Whitsunday and Martinmas. [O. Fr.,—L. removēre, remōtumre-, away, movēre, to move.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Remove' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2587

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Remove' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3715

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Remove' in Verbs Frequency: #196

How to pronounce Remove?

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How to say Remove in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Remove in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Remove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Remove in a Sentence

  1. Anca Safta:

    The symptoms are there. Folks do get better once they remove the gluten-containing products, and the very important thing is to exclude celiac disease from the picture, as celiac disease implies that the intestinal mucosa has suffered damage, as we're learning more, we don't even know if we have the correct nomenclature for non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    Perhaps then a federal financial control board should be part of a comprehensive approach to remove obstacles to certain fiscal reform.

  3. Peerasak Porchit:

    The NLA has resolved not to remove 248 lawmakers from their position.

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.

  5. Youcef Yousfi:

    We will continue our efforts through dialogue with OPEC and non-OPEC producers to remove a surplus estimated at 2 million barrels per day, we may hold an emergency meeting before June.

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