verb (used with object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·rived, de·riv·ing.
- derived curve,
- derived form,
- derived fossil,
- derived unit,
Origin of derive
Examples from the Web for derive
What conflicts do exist between them derive from misunderstanding and accident.
New high-value customers are what companies can derive from this.Mobile Telephone Startup Solavei Avoids Ads, Relies on Customers for Sales Leads|Miranda Green|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From that, he notes, we derive everything essential in American free-speech rights.
So long as a single woman recognizes these things, she may derive enough pleasure from an illicit affair to make it worthwhile.Helen Gurley Brown: 10 Best Tips From ‘Sex and the Single Girl’|Lizzie Crocker|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And when there are assaults, she said, “you derive energy from that…you turn negative force to more momentum.”Women World Leaders Share Lessons Learned as Council Marks 15th Year|Eleanor Clift|January 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now it is impossible to derive the world from a first principle of this kind.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
The public may also derive considerable advantage from the precedent in the future movement of the Government.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
I wish my nobility to commence with myself and derive all my titles from the French people.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
Medical practitioners, who derive an enormous revenue from dyspepsia, should take some pains to investigate this subject.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
If He derive it from thought, He is not great by himself; or at least, He is no more sovereignly great.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Word Origin for derive
late 14c., from Old French deriver "to flow, pour out; derive, originate," from Latin derivare "to lead or draw off (a stream of water) from its source" (in Late Latin also "to derive"), from phrase de rivo (de "from" + rivus "stream;" see rivulet). Etymological sense is 1550s. Related: Derived; deriving.