verb (used with object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
verb (used without object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
Origin of retrieve
Synonyms for retrieve
Examples from the Web for retrievable
Contemporary Examples of retrievable
There should be a retrievable record of exactly when the Airbus disappeared from radar.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
Exact clinic locations in this map have been obscured to be neither visible nor retrievable.Interactive: The Geography of Abortion Access
Michael Keller, Allison Yarrow
January 22, 2013
Historical Examples of retrievable
If they had been retrievable by any Writings, I may justly say, they had been retrieved by mine.
As long as reputation was not gone, he thought your errors were retrievable.Jane Talbot
Charles Brockden Brown
I would retrieve my fault, in so far as it was retrievable, and save Brandon, who was worth them all put together.When Knighthood Was in Flower
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for retrieve
early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.