1. degree of figurative distance or separation;
- Example: "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";;
1. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract;
- Example: "remove a threat"
- Example: "remove a wrapper"
- Example: "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"
- Example: "take the gun from your pocket"
- Example: "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
[syn: remove, take, take away, withdraw]
2. remove from a position or an office;
3. dispose of;
- Example: "Get rid of these old shoes!"
- Example: "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
[syn: get rid of, remove]
4. cause to leave;
- Example: "The teacher took the children out of the classroom"
[syn: take out, move out, remove]
5. shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes;
- Example: "He removed his children to the countryside"
- Example: "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"
- Example: "remove a case to another court"
[syn: remove, transfer]
6. go away or leave;
- Example: "He absented himself"
[syn: absent, remove]
7. kill intentionally and with premeditation;
- Example: "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
[syn: murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove]
8. get rid of something abstract;
- Example: "The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage"
- Example: "God takes away your sins"
[syn: remove, take away]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remove \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 another. [1913 Webster] Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane, I can not taint with fear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remove \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. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark. --Deut. xix. 14. [1913 Webster] When we had dined, to prevent the ladies' leaving us, I generally ordered the table to be removed. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters. [1913 Webster] Note: See the Note under Remove, v. i. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remove \Re*move"\, n. 1. The act of removing; a removal. [1913 Webster] This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship. --Milton. [1913 Webster] And drags at each remove a lengthening chain. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] It is an English proverb that three removes are as bad as a fire. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of being removed. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 6. (Far.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe. --Swift. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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