What does derive mean?

Definitions for derive
dɪˈraɪvde·rive

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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.

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

  2. derive(Verb)

    To deduce (a conclusion) by reasoning.

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

  3. derive(Verb)

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

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

  4. derive(Verb)

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

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

  5. derive(Verb)

    To originate or stem (from).

    Etymology: 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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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

Examples of derive in a Sentence

  1. Henri Matisse:

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

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    .....in this world, you'll come across many people who will oppose you, and try to grind you down. Do not let them upset you or shake your confidence even a tiny bit. You must learn to derive your confidence and strength from their opposition. Paradoxical as it may sound to you, but that's the reality. Their obstacles will make you passionate, far more than ever before. Your critics will make you wise, foes will make you smart, and haters will keep you alert at all times. The key is to transform their negativity into positivity for yourself. Good luck!

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

  4. Franz Kafka:

    There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.

  5. George Washington:

    We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear-brought experience.

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