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Meaning of REMOVE

Pronunciation:  ri'moov

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  1. [n]  degree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or"it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"
  2. [v]  remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; 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. [v]  go away or leave; "He absented himself"
  4. [v]  get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes away your sins"
  5. [v]  remove from a position or an office
  6. [v]  cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
  9. [v]  kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

REMOVE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: absent, bump off, dispatch, get rid of, hit, move out, murder, polish off, slay, take, take away, take out, transfer, withdraw
 See Also: ablate, amputate, aspirate, bail, bail out, bale out, bear away, bear off, bench, bone, boot out, brush, bur, burke, burl, burr, call in, can, cancel, carry away, carry off, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, chip away, chip away at, chuck out, circumcise, clean, clear, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear up, comb out, condense, cream, cream off, crumb, cull, cut into, cut off, debone, decalcify, decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke, decorticate, deduct, defang, defuse, degas, dehorn, de-iodinate, de-ionate, delete, delouse, delve, demineralise, demineralize, depilate, descale, desorb, detoxicate, detoxify, detusk, dig, disappear, disburden, discard, discharge, disembowel, dislodge, dismantle, dismiss, dispose, distance, ditch, draw, draw away, draw in, draw off, draw out, dredge, drive out, drop, drop, drum out, dump, eliminate, empty, enucleate, epilate, estrange, eviscerate, excavate, execute, exenterate, expectorate, expel, extirpate, extract, fire, flick, fling, force out, free, get out, give notice, give the axe, go away, gut, hollow, hull, husk, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, invalid, kick out, kill, knock out, lade, laden, ladle, leach, lift, lift out, move, muck, offsaddle, oust, pick, pit, pull, pull off, pull off, pull out, pull up, put away, ream, resect, sack, scale, scalp, scavenge, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, seed, send away, shake off, shed, shell, shift, shuck, skim, skim off, spoon, stone, string, strip, subtract, suck in, take off, take out, take up, tear away, tear off, terminate, throw, throw away, throw away, throw off, throw out, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out, turn over, tusk, unbrace, unburden, undock, undress, unhinge, unpack, unsaddle, unseat, unstring, unveil, vanish, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out, wear away, wear off, weed, weed out, winkle out, winnow, wipe away, wipe off, work off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*move"\ (r?-m??v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Removed}
    (-m??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Removing}.] [OF. removoir,
    remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re- re- + movere to
    move. See {Move}.]
    1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to
       change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
             Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark.
                                                   --Deut. xix.
             When we had dined, to prevent the ladies' leaving
             us, I generally ordered the table to be removed.
    2. 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. ``King Richard
       thus removed.'' --Shak.
    3. To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President
       removed many postmasters.
    Note: See the Note under {Remove}, v. i.
  2. \Re*move"\ (r?-m??v"), v. i.
    To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place;
    to move or go from one residence, position, or place to
          Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane, I can not taint
          with fear.                               --Shak.
    Note: The verb remove, in some of its application, is
          synonymous with move, but not in all. Thus we do not
          apply remove to a mere change of posture, without a
          change of place or the seat of a thing. A man moves his
          head when he turns it, or his finger when he bends it,
          but he does not remove it. Remove usually or always
          denotes a change of place in a body, but we never apply
          it to a regular, continued course or motion. We never
          say the wind or water, or a ship, removes at a certain
          rate by the hour; but we say a ship was removed from
          one place in a harbor to another. Move is a generic
          term, including the sense of remove, which is more
          generally applied to a change from one station or
          permanent position, stand, or seat, to another station.
  3. \Re*move"\, n.
    1. The act of removing; a removal.
             This place should be at once both school and
             university, not needing a remove to any other house
             of scholarship.                       --Milton.
             And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
    2. 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.
             It is an English proverb that three removes are as
             bad as a fire.                        --J. H.
    3. The state of being removed. --Locke.
    4. That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to
       make room for something else.
    5. 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.
             A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.
    6. (Far.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe. --Swift.