removed

[ ri-moovd ]
/ rɪˈmuvd /

adjective

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.

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Origin of removed

First recorded in 1540–50; remove + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM removed

re·mov·ed·ly [ri-moo-vid-lee, -moovd-] /rɪˈmu vɪd li, -ˈmuvd-/, adverbre·mov·ed·ness, nounun·re·moved, adjective

Definition for removed (2 of 2)

remove
[ ri-moov ]
/ rɪˈmuv /

verb (used with object), re·moved, re·mov·ing.

verb (used without object), re·moved, re·mov·ing.

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.

noun

Origin of remove

1250–1300; Middle English removen (v.) < Old French remouvoir < Latin removēre. See re-, move

OTHER WORDS FROM remove

pre·re·move, verb (used with object), pre·re·moved, pre·re·mov·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for removed (1 of 2)

removed
/ (rɪˈmuːvd) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of removed

removedness (rɪˈmuːvɪdnɪs), noun

British Dictionary definitions for removed (2 of 2)

remove
/ (rɪˈmuːv) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of remove

removable, adjectiveremovability or removableness, nounremovably, adverbremover, noun

Word Origin for remove

C14: from Old French removoir, from Latin removēre; see move
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