What does recover mean?

Definitions for recover
rɪˈkʌv ərre·cov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recover, retrieve, find, regainverb

    get or find back; recover the use of

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

  2. recuperate, recover, convalesceverb

    get over an illness or shock

    "The patient is recuperating"

  3. recover, go back, recuperateverb

    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, recuperateverb

    regain or make up for

    "recuperate one's losses"

  5. reclaim, recoververb

    reuse (materials from waste products)

  6. recoververb

    cover anew

    "recover a chair"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recoververb

    to cover again

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

  2. Recoververb

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

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

  3. Recoververb

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

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

  4. Recoververb

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

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

  5. Recoververb

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

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

  6. Recoververb

    to rescue; to deliver

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

  7. Recoververb

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

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

  8. Recoververb

    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

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

  9. Recoververb

    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

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

  10. Recoververb

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

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

  11. Recoververb

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

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

  12. Recovernoun

    recovery

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

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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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recover

    In tactics, a word of command in firing whereby the piece is brought from the position of aim to that of ready.

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

  2. Verbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of recover in a Sentence

  1. Akira Koga:

    By improving our inventory situation, we need to recover our cash flow position as soon as possible.

  2. Forest Service:

    Reducing the population will allow range and riparian ecological conditions to recover, while also supporting herd health by reducing competition for limited food, water and habitat.

  3. Solomon Greene:

    But the key message is that rent will still be due, this is not a rent holiday. It is smart policy to issue these moratoria during a crisis, but it doesn't eliminate the need to pay your rent or the landlord's right to recover rent.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    It takes anything up to six weeks to recover from this disease, people who suffer very severe illness can take months to recover from the illness.

  5. Jeanette Winterson:

    They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on How could we ever get up off our knees How could we ever recover from the wonder of it

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