What does recovery mean?

Definitions for recovery
rɪˈkʌv ə rire·cov·ery

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recovery(noun)

    return to an original state

    "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"

  2. convalescence, recuperation, recovery(noun)

    gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

  3. recovery, retrieval(noun)

    the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)


  1. recovery(Noun)

    The act or process of regaining or repossession of something lost.

  2. recovery(Noun)

    A return to normal health.

  3. recovery(Noun)

    A return to former status.

  4. recovery(Noun)

    Renewed growth after a slump (economy).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recovery(noun)

    the act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession

  2. Recovery(noun)

    restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc

  3. Recovery(noun)

    the obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court

  4. Recovery(noun)

    the getting, or gaining, of something not previously had

  5. Recovery(noun)

    in rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke


  1. Recovery

    Recovery was a music and youth-oriented television series that was broadcast by ABC TV in Australia. The show was aired each Saturday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm, following the overnight video clip program, Rage, and was broadcast from 20 April 1996 to 29 April 2000.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. recovery

    1. In air (aviation) operations, that phase of a mission which involves the return of an aircraft to a land base or platform afloat. 2. The retrieval of a mine from the location where emplaced. 3. In personnel recovery, actions taken to physically gain custody of isolated personnel and return them to the initial reception point. 4. Actions taken to extricate damaged or disabled equipment for return to friendly control or repair at another location. See also evader; evasion; recovery; recovery force.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recovery' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2641

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recovery' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4768

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recovery' in Nouns Frequency: #1140

How to pronounce recovery?

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How to say recovery in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recovery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recovery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recovery in a Sentence

  1. William J. Howell:

    I wish him a speedy recovery.

  2. Ricardo Rosello:

    Puerto Rico’s recovery begins today.

  3. Davide Formolo:

    I'm very good at climbing and recovery.

  4. Mark Pollock:

    The road to recovery is still a long one.

  5. Fox News:

    Bottled: A Mom's Guide to Early Recovery.

Images & Illustrations of recovery

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  • zotaveníCzech
  • Erholung, Wiedergewinnung, Gesundung, Wiedererlangung, Wiederherstellung, Genesung, ZurückgewinnungGerman
  • ανάκτησηGreek
  • recuperaciónSpanish
  • paraneminen, elpyminen, palautuminenFinnish
  • rétablissement, guérison, récupérationFrench
  • aisghabháilIrish
  • gyógyulás, visszaszerzésHungarian
  • recuperationInterlingua
  • recupero, ricuperoItalian
  • התאוששותHebrew
  • 回復, 回収Japanese
  • მორჩენაGeorgian
  • چاکبوونه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • recuperatioLatin
  • mātūtūtangaMāori
  • herstel, genezing, terugwinningDutch
  • recuperaçãoPortuguese
  • возврат, получение обратно, оздоровление, получение вновь, восстановление, оживление, рекуперация, поправка, выздоровлениеRussian
  • ozdravljenje, oporavak, oporava, oporavSerbo-Croatian
  • återhämtningSwedish
  • 复苏Chinese

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