remove: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ri-mv'), [key]
? v., n. -moved, -mov•ing,
- to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.
- to take off or shed (an article of clothing): to remove one's jacket.
- to move or shift to another place or position; transfer: She removed the painting to another wall.
- to put out; send away: to remove a tenant.
- to dismiss or force from a position or office; discharge: They removed him for embezzling.
- to take away, withdraw, or eliminate: to remove the threat of danger.
- to get rid of; do away with; put an end to: to remove a stain; to remove the source of disease.
- to kill; assassinate.
- to move from one place to another, esp. to another locality or residence: We remove to Newport early in July.
- to go away; depart; disappear.
- the act of removing.
- a removal from one place, as of residence, to another.
- the distance by which one person, place, or thing is separated from another: to see something at a remove.
- a mental distance from the reality of something as a result of psychological detachment or lack of experience: to criticize something at a remove.
- a degree of difference, as that due to descent, transmission, etc.: a folk survival, at many removes, of a druidic rite.
- a step or degree, as in a graded scale.
- a promotion of a pupil to a higher class or division at school.
- remove (Thesaurus)