Reclaiming
Reclaim Re*claim" (r[-e]*kl[=a]m"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reclaimed} (r[-e]*kl[=a]md"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reclaiming}.] [F. r['e]clamer, L. reclamare, reclamatum, to cry out against; pref. re- re- + clamare to call or cry aloud. See {Claim}.] 1. To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting. [1913 Webster]

The headstrong horses hurried Octavius . . . along, and were deaf to his reclaiming them. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals. ``An eagle well reclaimed.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc. [1913 Webster]

5. To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform. [1913 Webster]

It is the intention of Providence, in all the various expressions of his goodness, to reclaim mankind. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

6. To correct; to reform; -- said of things. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Your error, in time reclaimed, will be venial. --Sir E. Hoby. [1913 Webster]

7. To exclaim against; to gainsay. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reform; recover; restore; amend; correct. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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