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. remove(verb)

    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, withdraw(verb)

    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. remove(verb)

    remove from a position or an office

  4. get rid of, remove(verb)

    dispose of

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

  5. take out, move out, remove(verb)

    cause to leave

    "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"

  6. remove, transfer(verb)

    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, remove(verb)

    go away or leave

    "He absented himself"

  8. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  9. remove, take away(verb)

    get rid of something abstract

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

Wiktionary

  1. remove(Noun)

    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. remove(Noun)

    A dish thus replaced, or the replacement

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

  3. remove(Noun)

    (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. remove(Noun)

    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. remove(Noun)

    Distance in time or space

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

  6. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    To murder someone.

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

  8. remove(Verb)

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

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

  9. remove(Verb)

    To change one's residence.

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

  10. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. remove(Verb)

    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. Remove(verb)

    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. Remove(verb)

    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. Remove(verb)

    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. Remove(verb)

    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. Remove(noun)

    the act of removing; a removal

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

  6. Remove(noun)

    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. Remove(noun)

    the state of being removed

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

  8. Remove(noun)

    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. Remove(noun)

    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. Remove(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remove' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2587

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Med Jones:

    A simple lifestyle gives you freedom. An expensive lifestyle enslaves you. Create a simple lifestyle, regardless of how much money you earn. Simple living will remove unnecessary demands on your life and free your mind to make the right choices. Simplicity will reduces your stress and make you happier

  2. Julie Miller:

    After the Santos family offered to remove the dog from the area, the building, Santa still refused to see the child, autism is accompanied by many sensory issues, included self-harm behaviors and feeling overwhelmed at times by lights, sounds, especially when waiting.

  3. Joseph Conlon:

    Our best bet is to remove the breeding habitats, it's a lot harder to do than you would think. People don't want to change their habits.

  4. Khin Shwe:

    If they keep the sanctions on the people, who will they form joint ventures with when they come in? the investors can't come and negotiate with a street vendor over business. They have to remove us from the blacklist.

  5. Noelle Hancock:

    Because there are no relief efforts underway to remove rubble, there’s a danger the uprooted trees and house roofs laying in the street now could become projectiles flying around at 150 mph.

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