What does recover mean?

Definitions for recover
rɪˈkʌv ərre·cov·er

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

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

  2. Recover(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  4. Recover(verb)

    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. Recover(verb)

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

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

  6. Recover(verb)

    to rescue; to deliver

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

  7. Recover(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  10. Recover(verb)

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

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

  11. Recover(verb)

    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. Recover(noun)

    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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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

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How to say recover in sign language?

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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

Examples of recover in a Sentence

  1. Joe Ousalice:

    I was made to feel like I was disgusting and in the end I was hounded out on some trumped-up charges, and told that because I was attracted to men, my 18 years of service counted for nothing, it was heartbreaking. It took me years to recover.

  2. Hannah Ryder:

    If they are not handled properly they can result in far larger consequences than people sleeping on the street. They can have repercussions on international relations, trade and even diplomacy, as China has been the first to deal with and recover from Covid-19 the world can learn a lot from China's experience.

  3. The Rays:

    Certainly, you saw the respect and the admiration that his teammates have for him, anytime you deal with a guy that has an illness and is able to recover and get back on the field like that, its pretty special.

  4. Tropical Storm Erika , Suarez:

    This plan is an indispensable element to direct the economic development of Puerto Rico, face the fiscal challenges and recover the social well-being of Puerto Ricans.

  5. Father Evagoras Constantinides:

    We are focused and prayerful and intent on doing whatever we can to recover the icon of our patron saint. It belongs in our house of worship. It belongs with our people, it’s really a shame.

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