- remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.
- distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent. The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.
Origin of removed
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- 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 removed
Portraits of Lincoln and Eisenhower were removed from the offices of the Republican National Committee.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America
January 4, 2015
The police suspect that the other unaccounted for 643,000 bitcoins, were removed from customer accounts via an unknown party.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
Uber has removed the driver from its service and is complying with the city police.Things Are Going Downhill Fast for Uber
December 11, 2014
This week, in response to the report, Apple removed 30 of those groups from their music service.White Supremacists on Spotify
December 11, 2014
The editor then removed the disclaimer and printed the letter instead.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician
December 8, 2014
He began to rebuild the palace and ordered that the rubbish be removed from the temples.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
That exclamation, of course, removed the supposition entirely.
Andy glanced swiftly about the room and saw that the other bunks had been removed.Way of the Lawless
He removed from his lips the short corn-cob pipe he was smoking.Viviette
William J. Locke
We have not conquered these fears of pain—rather their cause has been removed.The Conquest of Fear
- separated by distance or abstract distinction
- (postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinshipthe child of a person's first cousin is his first cousin once removed
- 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 removed
"distant in relationship" (by some expressed degree), 1540s, from past participle of remove (v.). Meaning "remote, separated, secluded" is from 1610s.
1550s, "act of removing," from remove (v.). Sense of "distance or space by which any thing is removed from another" is attested from 1620s.