Remove
Remove Re*move" (r?-m??v"), v. i. To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another. [1913 Webster]

Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane, I can not taint with fear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: The verb remove, in some of its application, is synonymous with move, but not in all. Thus we do not apply remove to a mere change of posture, without a change of place or the seat of a thing. A man moves his head when he turns it, or his finger when he bends it, but he does not remove it. Remove usually or always denotes a change of place in a body, but we never apply it to a regular, continued course or motion. We never say the wind or water, or a ship, removes at a certain rate by the hour; but we say a ship was removed from one place in a harbor to another. Move is a generic term, including the sense of remove, which is more generally applied to a change from one station or permanent position, stand, or seat, to another station. [1913 Webster]


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  • remove — re‧move [rɪˈmuːv] verb [transitive] 1. to take something away: • We need to consider the trade implications before border controls are removed. remove something from somebody/​something • an injunction removing the vote from 80,000 shareholders • …   Financial and business terms

  • Remove — Re*move (r? m??v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Removed} ( m??vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Removing}.] [OF. removoir, remouvoir, L. removere, remotum; pref. re re + movere to move. See {Move}.] 1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — [ri mo͞ov′] vt. removed, removing [ME remouen < OFr remouvoir < L removere: see RE & MOVE] 1. to move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another 2. to take off [to remove one s coat] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Remove — Re*move , n. 1. The act of removing; a removal. [1913 Webster] This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship. Milton. [1913 Webster] And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remove — ► VERB 1) take off or away from the position occupied. 2) abolish or get rid of. 3) dismiss from a post. 4) (be removed) be very different from. 5) (remove to) dated relocate to (another place). 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

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