- 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, especially 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.
- British. a promotion of a pupil to a higher class or division at school.
Origin of remove
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Examples from the Web for remove
Using a heatproof slotted spoon, remove the shallots to a paper towel-lined plate.
Allow beans to cool completely then remove to a paper towel-lined plate to dry.
Remove some shallots from the buttermilk and dredge in the seasoned flour mixture.
Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.Carla Hall’s Christmas Day Treat: Rum Balls
December 25, 2014
Remove the roast from the pan and let rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
But there is one difficulty which it is impossible to remove.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It might be God's will to remove her because she was doing more harm than good!Weighed and Wanting
Strain the liquid from the veal and bones and remove the fat.
Cool enough to handle and then remove the skin and the roots.
Remove from the fire and pour into the baked crust of a pie.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- to take away and place elsewhere
- to displace (someone) from office; dismiss
- to do away with (a grievance, cause of anxiety, etc); abolish
- to cause (dirt, stains, or anything unwanted) to disappear; get rid of
- euphemistic to assassinate; kill
- (intr) formal to change the location of one's home or place of businessthe publishers have removed to Mayfair
- the act of removing, esp (formal) a removal of one's residence or place of work
- the degree of difference separating one person, thing, or condition from anotheronly one remove from madness
- British (in certain schools) a class or form, esp one for children of about 14 years, designed to introduce them to the greater responsibilities of a more senior position in the school
- (at a formal dinner, formerly) a dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains on the table
Word Origin and History for remove
1550s, "act of removing," from remove (v.). Sense of "distance or space by which any thing is removed from another" is attested from 1620s.