- an act of recovering.
- the regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away.
- restoration or return to health from sickness.
- restoration or return to any former and better state or condition.
- time required for recovering.
- something that is gained in recovering.
- an improvement in the economy marking the end of a recession or decline.
- the regaining of substances in usable form, as from refuse material or waste products.
- Law. the obtaining of right to something by verdict or judgment of a court of law.
- Football. an act or instance of recovering a fumble.
- Fencing. the movement to the position of guard after a lunge.
- Rowing. a return to a former position for making the next stroke.
Origin of recovery
Related Words for recoveryreturn, improvement, resumption, readjustment, restoration, reconstruction, rehabilitation, resurgence, recuperation, revival, renewal, healing, comeback, rescue, rebound, upturn, gain, recreation, reformation, replacement
Examples from the Web for recovery
Contemporary Examples of recovery
Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
It happens, of course, but the less time a person is sick, the better their chances of recovery.
Recovery from a long-term eating disorder is a bit of a statistical anomaly.
Not surprisingly, rates for recovery vary enormously, from as low as three percent to upwards of 75 percent.
Justice Ginsburg underwent this procedure successfully and is progressing with her recovery.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of recovery
From this strength we have contributed to the recovery and progress of the world.
It is the strongest assurance that the recovery will endure.
By this measure all legal proceedings for the recovery of church rates were abolished.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He could not go until he saw Mark fairly started on the way of recovery.Weighed and Wanting
Now, Andrew, you will see what is coming for you, to celebrate your recovery.Rico and Wiseli
- the act or process of recovering, esp from sickness, a shock, or a setback; recuperation
- restoration to a former or better condition
- the regaining of something lost
- the extraction of useful substances from waste
- the recovery of a space capsule after a space flight
- the obtaining of a right, etc, by the judgment of a court
- (in the US) the final judgment or verdict in a case
- fencing a return to the position of guard after making an attack
- swimming rowing the action of bringing the arm, oar, etc, forward for another stroke
- golf a stroke played from the rough or a bunker to the fairway or green
Word Origin and History for recovery
mid-14c., "return to health," from Anglo-French recoverie (c.1300), Old French recovree "remedy, cure, recovery," from past participle stem of recovrer (see recover). Meaning "a gaining possession by legal action" is from early 15c. That of "act of righting oneself after a blunder, mishap, etc." is from 1520s.