What does remove mean?

Definitions for remove
rɪˈmuvre·move

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. removeverb

    degree of figurative distance or separation

    "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";

  2. remove, take, take away, withdrawverb

    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

    "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

  3. removeverb

    remove from a position or an office

  4. get rid of, removeverb

    dispose of

    "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"

  5. take out, move out, removeverb

    cause to leave

    "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

  6. remove, transferverb

    shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes

    "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"

  7. absent, removeverb

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

  8. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removeverb

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  9. remove, take awayverb

    get rid of something abstract

    "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"

Wiktionary

  1. removenoun

    The act of removing something, especially removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  2. removenoun

    A dish thus replaced, or the replacement

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  3. removenoun

    (at some public schools) A division of the school, especially the form prior to last

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  4. removenoun

    A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  5. removenoun

    Distance in time or space

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  6. removeverb

    To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.

    He removed the marbles from the bag.

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  7. removeverb

    To murder someone.

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  8. removeverb

    To discard, set aside (a thought, feeling etc.).

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  9. removeverb

    To change one's residence.

    Etymology: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

  10. removeverb

    To move something from one place to another, especially to take away. To replace a dish within a course.

    He removed the marbles from the bag.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  11. removeverb

    To murder.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  12. removeverb

    To dismiss a batsman.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  13. removeverb

    To discard, set aside, especially something abstract.

    Eternall thraldom was to her more liefe, / Then loſſe of chaſtitie, or chaunge of loue : / Dye had ſhe rather in tormenting griefe, / Then any ſhould of falſeneſſe her reproue, / Or looſeneſſe, that ſhe lightly did remoue.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  14. removeverb

    To depart, leave.

    THenne the kynge dyd doo calle syre Gawayne / syre Borce / syr Lyonel and syre Bedewere / and commaunded them to goo strayte to syre Lucius / and saye ye to hym that hastely he remeue oute of my land / And yf he wil not / bydde hym make hym redy to bataylle and not distresse the poure peple

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  15. removeverb

    To change one's residence; to move.

    Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

  16. removeverb

    To dismiss or discharge from office.

    The President removed many postmasters.

    Etymology: From Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-Norman remover, removeir, from Old French remouvoir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre ("to move")

Webster Dictionary

  1. Removeverb

    to move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  2. Removeverb

    to cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  3. Removeverb

    to dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  4. Removeverb

    to change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  5. Removenoun

    the act of removing; a removal

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  6. Removenoun

    the transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; -- in the United States usually called a move

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  7. Removenoun

    the state of being removed

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  8. Removenoun

    that which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  9. Removenoun

    the distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

  10. Removenoun

    the act of resetting a horse's shoe

    Etymology: [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to move. See Move.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remove

    rē-mōōv′, v.t. to put from its place: to take away: to withdraw: to displace: to make away with.—v.i. to go from one place to another.—n. any indefinite distance: a step in any scale of gradation, as promotion from one class to another, also a class or division: a dish to be changed while the rest remain: (Shak.) the raising of a siege, a posting-stage.—n. Removabil′ity.—adj. Remo′vable, that may be removed.—adv. Remo′vably.—n. Remo′val, the act of taking away: displacing: change of place: a euphemism for murder.—adj. Removed′ (Shak.), remote: distant by degrees of relationship.—ns. Remo′vedness (Shak.), the state of being removed: remoteness; Remo′ver, one who removes: (Bacon) an agitator.—Removal terms (Scot.), Whitsunday and Martinmas. [O. Fr.,—L. removēre, remōtumre-, away, movēre, to move.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'remove' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3715

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    Rank popularity for the word 'remove' in Verbs Frequency: #196

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remove in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of remove in a Sentence

  1. The ISA:

    Today, the brokerage market in Israel is highly concentrated and entails high costs for retail consumers, this move will expose the stock exchange to new players, and we will be working to remove any barriers necessary to drive competitiveness.

  2. Public Security Minister Ismael Camberos:

    We are waiting for the results of the investigation - this includes the director, senior managers and commanders - to determine if we are going to remove staff.

  3. David Stockton:

    It's likely they remove 'patient' in March, even if Yellen might not, left to her own devices, be ready to move on rates, there is probably a growing sentiment that the time is getting closer.

  4. Mark Field:

    As a result I grasped the intruder firmly in order to remove her from the room as swiftly as possible. I deeply regret this episode and unreservedly apologize to the lady concerned for grabbing her, but in the current climate I felt the need to act decisively to close down the threat to the safety of those present.

  5. The American:

    He is not directing me as much as we are learning. It is my job to learn him first and I am still learning. Then to figure out what is it that keeps you from a feeling in full flight and problem-solve, that requires trust -- trust that I am going to learn him first and trust from him that he is going to buy into it and believe it and you remove all the hesitation that happens in a tennis court that keep someone from executing at their highest level.

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