What does remove mean?

Definitions for remove

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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"


  1. remove(Noun)

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

  2. remove(Noun)

    A dish thus replaced, or the replacement

  3. remove(Noun)

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

  4. remove(Noun)

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

  5. remove(Noun)

    Distance in time or space

  6. remove(Verb)

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

    He removed the marbles from the bag.

  7. remove(Verb)

    To murder someone.

  8. remove(Verb)

    , To dismiss a batsman.

  9. remove(Verb)

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

  10. remove(Verb)

    To depart, leave.

  11. remove(Verb)

    To change one's residence.

  12. Origin: From remeven, removen, from remuver, removeir, from remouvoir, from removeo, from re- + moveo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remove(verb)

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

  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

  3. Remove(verb)

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

  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

  5. Remove(noun)

    the act of removing; a removal

  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

  7. Remove(noun)

    the state of being removed

  8. Remove(noun)

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

  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

  10. Remove(noun)

    the act of resetting a horse's shoe

  11. Origin: [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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  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. Lane Mandle:

    At that point, we'll remove them.

  2. Richard Bruce Winders:

    Then you would have to remove the parapet.

  3. Tom Gumpel:

    You have to remove some of your expectations.

  4. Allison Wint:

    They were entirely within their right to remove me.

  5. Anthony Scaramucci:

    Think like a patriot. We have to remove him from power.

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