Search Result for "recovering":
1. returning to health after illness or debility;
- Example: "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"
[syn: convalescent, recovering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recover \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ] [OE. recoveren, OF. recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a word of unknown origin. Cf.Recuperate.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain. [1913 Webster] David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away. --1. Sam. xxx. 18. [1913 Webster] 2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time. "Loss of catel may recovered be." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Even good men have many failings and lapses to lament and recover. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal. [1913 Webster] The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body. [1913 Webster] I do hope to recover my late hurt. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] When I had recovered a little my first surprise. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] 5. To rescue; to deliver. [1913 Webster] That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim. ii. 26. [1913 Webster] 6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] The forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that, we're sure enough. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die. --Hales. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant. [1913 Webster] Recover arms (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is brought from the position of "aim" to that of "ready." [1913 Webster] Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal; cure. [1913 Webster]