[ ri-moovd ]
/ rɪˈmuvd /


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

First recorded in 1540–50; remove + -ed2
Related formsre·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)


[ 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.


Origin of remove

1250–1300; Middle English removen (v.) < Old French remouvoir < Latin removēre. See re-, move
Related formspre·re·move, verb (used with object), pre·re·moved, pre·re·mov·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for removed (1 of 2)


/ (rɪˈmuːvd) /


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 Formsremovedness (rɪˈmuːvɪdnɪs), noun

British Dictionary definitions for removed (2 of 2)


/ (rɪˈmuːv) /

verb (mainly tr)


Derived Formsremovable, adjectiveremovability or removableness, nounremovably, adverbremover, noun

Word Origin for remove

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