What does remedy mean?

Definitions for remedy
ˈrɛm ɪ direm·e·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. redress, remedy, remediationnoun

    act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

  2. remedy, curative, cure, therapeuticverb

    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  3. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendverb

    set straight or right

    "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"

  4. remedy, relieveverb

    provide relief for

    "remedy his illness"


  1. remedynoun

    Something that corrects or counteracts.

  2. remedynoun

    The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.

  3. remedynoun

    A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.

  4. remedyverb

    To provide or serve as a remedy for.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REMEDYnoun

    Etymology: remedium, Lat. remede, Fr.

    The difference between poisons and remedies is easily known by their effects; and common reason soon distinguishes between virtue and vice. Jonathan Swift.

    Here hope began to dawn; resolv’d to try,
    She fix’d on this her utmost remedy. Dryden.

    O how short my interval of woe!
    Our griefs how swift, our remedies how slow. Matthew Prior.

    What may be remedy or cure
    To evils, which our own misdeeds have wrought. John Milton.

    Civil government is the proper remedy for the inconveniencies of the state of nature. John Locke.

    Attempts have been made for some remedy against this evil. Jonathan Swift.

    Things, without all remedy,
    Should be without regard. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    In the death of a man there is no remedy. Wisd. ii. 1.

  2. To Remedyverb

    Etymology: remedier, Fr.

    Sorry we are, that any good and godly mind should be grieved with that which is done; but to remedy their grief, lieth not so much in us as in themselves. Richard Hooker.


  1. Remedy

    Remedy (stylized in all caps) is a song by Swedish DJ and record producer Alesso. It features vocals from English singer Conor Maynard. It was released on 31 August 2018.


  1. remedy

    A remedy is a means of counteracting, eliminating or alleviating something harmful or undesirable, such as a disease, problem, or difficult situation. This can refer to a medicine or treatment that cures or relieves the symptoms of a disease, or a legal action or process designed to correct or compensate for a wrong or injustice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remedynoun

    that which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout

  2. Remedynoun

    that which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to

  3. Remedynoun

    the legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong

  4. Remedynoun

    to apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract

  5. Etymology: [L. remediare, remediari: cf. F. remdier. See Remedy, n.]


  1. Remedy

    Remedy is an emcee and hip-hop producer. He is known for being the first white rapper and the first Jewish rapper to be affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He owns and runs Code Red Entertainment, his label which released Cappadonna's "The Struggle" album. He also served as executive producer on Inspectah Deck's album '"Manifesto". He has forged enduring ties with the clan, coming from Staten Island and having always lived and worked there. Remedy has produced and been featured on various works for ESPN over the past years. He recently released his return mixtape/street album entitled, "It All Comes Down To This". He is the Co-Executive producer of the "Wu-Tang Killa Bees: Return Of The Swarm" album. He is preparing to release a new full album after years of production and administrative work.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remedy

    rem′e-di, n. any medicine, appliance, or particular treatment that cures disease: that which counteracts any evil or repairs any loss—(obs.) Remēde′.—v.t. to remove, counteract, or repair:—pa.t. and pa.p. rem′edied.adj. Remē′diable, that may be remedied: curable.—n. Remē′diableness.—adv. Remē′diably.—adj. Remē′dial, tending to remedy or remove.—adv. Remē′dially.—adjs. Remē′diāte (Shak.), remedial; Rem′ediless, without remedy: incurable.—adv. Rem′edilessly.—n. Rem′edilessness.—p.adj. Rem′edying. [O. Fr. remede—L. remediumre-, back, medēri, to restore.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. remedy

    The rules and articles for the government of the army are defective in not providing sufficient remedies for wrongs. The army of the United States is governed by law. The law should therefore provide a sufficient remedy for cases in which the rights of officers are wrested from them by illegal regulations, purporting to interpret the true meaning of acts of Congress. In cases arising in the land and naval forces of the United States, where the true construction of any act of Congress is in dispute, legislation is wanted to enable an officer who thinks himself wronged by an illegal executive decision, to bring the matter before the Federal civil courts to determine the true exposition of the statute or authority in dispute.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remedy' in Nouns Frequency: #1646

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remedy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remedy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of remedy in a Sentence

  1. Century Chief Executive Mike Bless:

    We agreed to this arrangement at the request of many of our local legislators in order to allow them to seek a legislative remedy.

  2. Randy Howard:

    So what our offer does is seek to mediate that. To remedy that. To bring back those jobs as much as possible. It adds jobs in India, but it also brings back jobs in Fort Worth and across the U.S.

  3. Sir Thomas More:

    And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others

  4. Jenna Ellis:

    Every American who cares about our constitutional system and free and fair elections should demand a full adjudication on the merits and a remedy for the corruption that has occurred, whether in court or state legislatures.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    Saudi Arabia's rulers, instead of shifting blame (to others), must accept their responsibility in this heavy mishap by apologizing to the Islamic Ummah and their bereft families, and meeting their obligations to that effect, the Muslim world has many questions, and the deaths of more than 1,000 people in this incident is not a minor issue; therefore, the Muslim world must think of a remedy to this issue.

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