What does retrieve mean?

Definitions for retrieve
rɪˈtrivre·trieve

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recover, retrieve, find, regainverb

    get or find back; recover the use of

    "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

  2. retrieveverb

    go for and bring back

    "retrieve the car from the parking garage"

  3. retrieveverb

    run after, pick up, and bring to the master

    "train the dog to retrieve"

  4. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, thinkverb

    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

    "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"

Wiktionary

  1. retrievenoun

    A retrieval

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  2. retrievenoun

    The return of a difficult ball

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  3. retrieveverb

    To regain or get back something.

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  4. retrieveverb

    To rescue (a) creature(s)

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  5. retrieveverb

    To salvage something

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  6. retrieveverb

    To remedy or rectify something.

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  7. retrieveverb

    To remember or recall something.

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  8. retrieveverb

    To fetch or carry back something.

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  9. retrieveverb

    To fetch and bring in game.

    The cook cares not what's shot, only what's actually retrieved

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  10. retrieveverb

    To fetch and bring in game systematically.

    Hound breeds called 'retrievers' were selected for retrieving

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  11. retrieveverb

    To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game.

    Most dogs love retrieving, never mind the (improvised) toy

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

  12. retrieveverb

    To make a difficult but successful return of the ball.

    Etymology: Recorded in c.1410 as retreve (altered to retrive in the 16th century; modern form is from c.1650), from retruev-, stem of (=modern) retrouver "to find again", itself from re- "again" + trouver "to find" (probably from Vulgar *)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retrieveverb

    to find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence

  2. Retrieveverb

    to recall; to bring back

  3. Retrieveverb

    to remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge

  4. Retrieveverb

    to discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve

  5. Retrievenoun

    a seeking again; a discovery

  6. Retrievenoun

    the recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Retrieve

    rē-trēv′, v.t. to recover: to recall or bring back: to bring back to a former state: to repair: to search for and fetch, as a dog does game—also n. (obs.).—adj. Retriev′able, that may be recovered.—n. Retriev′ableness, the state of being retrievable.—adv. Retriev′ably.—ns. Retriev′al; Retrieve′ment; Retriev′er, a dog trained to find and fetch game that has been shot. [O. Fr. retreuver (Fr. retrouver)—re-, again, trouver, to find—Low L. tropare—L. tropus, a song—Gr. tropos, a trope.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrieve in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrieve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of retrieve in a Sentence

  1. Jinshiro Motoyama:

    They'd been there before I was born so I coexisted alongside them, but I remember kicking a soccer ball into one by mistake when I was around six years old. I couldn't go in to retrieve it -- and it only hit me why when I grew up.

  2. George Filenko:

    Homeland Security has got advanced equipment, this video in particular is on a particular type of hard drive that they have the technology to retrieve it off of.

  3. Abu Osama:

    There are some families that have been buried under the rubble and no one is able to retrieve their bodies, the regime is just burning and destroying ... and then trying to advance on several fronts.

  4. Gideon McKean:

    They got into a canoe, intending simply to retrieve the ball, and somehow got pushed by wind or tide into the open bay, about 30 minutes later they were spotted by an onlooker from land, who saw them far out from shore, and called the police. After that last sighting, they were not seen again. The Coast Guard recovered their canoe, which was capsized and miles away, at approximately 6:30( Thursday) evening.

  5. Chief Egunwale Amusan:

    Our goal is to retrieve those bodies, the mayor has called it a crime scene so we want it thoroughly investigated.

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Translations for retrieve

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  • zurückholenGerman
  • επανορθώνω, διορθώνω, παίρνω, πίσωGreek
  • recuperarSpanish
  • pelastaa, muistaa, noutaa, [[saada]] [[takaisin]], korjata, palauttaa mieleensä, [[hankkia]] [[takaisin]], pelastus, palautusFinnish
  • récupérer, retrouverFrench
  • վերհիշել, վերականգնել, վերադարձնել, հետ բերել, փրկելArmenian
  • mendapatkan kembaliIndonesian
  • rintracciare e recuperare, recuperare, riguadagnare, rintracciare, rimediare, riottenere, raccattare, rintracciare e riportare, riportareItalian
  • להחזירHebrew
  • terugbrengen, opduikelen, terugkrijgen, rechtzetten, redding, redden, herstellen, apporteren, bergenDutch
  • uratować, naprawić, przynieść, odzyskiwać, ratować, naprawiać, odzyskać, przypomnieć, zaradzić, przypominać, przynosićPolish
  • recuperar, resgatar, remediarPortuguese
  • принести́, исправля́ть, верну́ть, приноси́ть, спасти́, испра́вить, возвраща́ть, спаса́ть, вспомина́ть, отыска́ть, вспо́мнить, оты́скиватьRussian
  • prinestiSlovene
  • minnasSwedish
  • geri almakTurkish
  • 取回Chinese

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