What does recovery mean?

Definitions for recovery
rɪˈkʌv ə rire·cov·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recoverynoun

    return to an original state

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

  2. convalescence, recuperation, recoverynoun

    gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

  3. recovery, retrievalnoun

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


  1. recoverynoun

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

  2. recoverynoun

    A return to normal health.

  3. recoverynoun

    A return to former status.

  4. recoverynoun

    Renewed growth after a slump (economy).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Recoverynoun

    Etymology: from recover.

    Your hopes are regular and reasonable, though in temporal affairs; such as are deliverance from enemies, and recovery from sickness. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of Living Holy.

    The sweat sometimes acid, is a sign of recovery after acute distempers. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    What should move me to undertake the recovery of this, being not ignorant of the impossibility? William Shakespeare.

    These counties were the keys of Normandy:
    But wherefore weeps Warwick?
    For grief that they are past recovery. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Mario Sanudo lived about the fourteenth age, a man full of zeal for the recovery of the Holy Land. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    The spirit of wantonness is sure scared out of him; if the devil have him not in see simple, with fine and recovery. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recoverynoun

    the act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession

  2. Recoverynoun

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

  3. Recoverynoun

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

  4. Recoverynoun

    the getting, or gaining, of something not previously had

  5. Recoverynoun

    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.

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  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

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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. Geoff Kelly:

    That announcement did generate some good tips but no recovery.

  2. Jack Ablin:

    Finally the recovery has really picked up in the rest of the world. It's moving along faster than the U.S. because it's trailed. The U.S. is further along because the central bank here really was aggressive in quantitative easing first.

  3. Pavlo Sheremeta:

    A bailout is not enough for recovery, austerity is not enough for recovery. Ukraine needs investment, a lot of investment. Even local investors are very wary of investing in these uncertain, nervous times.

  4. Azman Mokhtar:

    The recovery plan is on track. But rebranding is not a priority at the moment.

  5. Daniel Sanchez:

    My father and the rest of my family are praying for everyone's speedy recovery and our concerns and thoughts are with the victims.

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  • zotaveníCzech
  • Erholung, Wiederherstellung, Wiedergewinnung, Genesung, Wiedererlangung, Zurückgewinnung, GesundungGerman
  • ανάκτησηGreek
  • recuperaciónSpanish
  • palautuminen, elpyminen, paraneminenFinnish
  • récupération, rétablissement, guérisonFrench
  • aisghabháilIrish
  • gyógyulás, visszaszerzésHungarian
  • recuperationInterlingua
  • pemulihanIndonesian
  • recupero, ricuperoItalian
  • התאוששותHebrew
  • 回収, 回復Japanese
  • მორჩენაGeorgian
  • چاکبوونه‌وه‌Kurdish
  • recuperatioLatin
  • mātūtūtangaMāori
  • genezing, herstel, terugwinningDutch
  • recuperaçãoPortuguese
  • поправка, рекуперация, оживление, восстановление, получение вновь, выздоровление, оздоровление, получение обратно, возвратRussian
  • oporava, oporavak, oporav, ozdravljenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • återhämtningSwedish
  • 复苏Chinese

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. defiant
    • B. contiguous
    • C. unsealed
    • D. foreordained

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