retrieve

  • 1 retrieve — re‧trieve [rɪˈtriːv] verb [transitive] 1. COMPUTING to get back information that has been stored in a computer: • The application stores and retrieves data according to the user s requirements. • To retrieve a file, double click on it using the …

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  • 2 Retrieve — Re*trieve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retrieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retrieving}.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver; pref. re re + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See {Trover}.] 1. To find… …

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  • 3 retrieve — [ri trēv′] vt. retrieved, retrieving [ME retreven < inflected stem of OFr retrouver < re , again + trouver, to find: see TROVER] 1. to get back; recover 2. to restore; revive [to retrieve one s spirits] 3. to rescue or save 4 …

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  • 4 Retrieve — Re*trieve , v. i. (Sport.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. Walsh. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Retrieve — Re*trieve , n. 1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. The recovery of game once sprung; an old sporting term. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 retrieve — index collect (recover money), reap, reclaim, recoup (regain), recover, redeem (repurchase), remedy …

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  • 7 Retrieve —   [engl.], abrufen …

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  • 8 retrieve — (v.) early 15c., retreve, from M.Fr. retruev , stem of O.Fr. retrouver find again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + trouver to find, probably from V.L. *tropare to compose (see TROVE (Cf. trove)). Altered 16c …

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  • 9 retrieve — *recover, regain, recoup, recruit Analogous words: amend, remedy, redress, reform (see CORRECT vb): repair, *mend, rebuild Antonyms: lose …

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  • 10 retrieve — is spelt ie , not ei …

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  • 11 retrieve — [v] get back bring back, fetch, reacquire, recall, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, redeem, regain, repair, repossess, rescue, restore, salvage, save, win back; concepts 120,131 Ant. give, offer, relinquish …

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  • 12 retrieve — ► VERB 1) get or bring back. 2) (of a dog) find and bring back (game that has been shot). 3) find or extract (information stored in a computer). 4) rescue from a state of difficulty or collapse. ► NOUN ▪ an act of retrieving. DERIVATIVES …

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  • 13 retrieve — 01. She forgot her purse on a park bench, and when she went back to [retrieve] it, someone had taken it. 02. The workmen had to return to [retrieve] some equipment they had left behind. 03. I hope I am able to [retrieve] the documents I lost when …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 retrieve — retrievable, adj. retrievability, n. /ri treev /, v., retrieved, retrieving, n. v.t. 1. to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball. 2. to bring back to a former and better state; restore: to retrieve one s fortunes. 3. to make amends for:… …

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  • 15 retrieve — [[t]rɪtri͟ːv[/t]] retrieves, retrieving, retrieved 1) VERB If you retrieve something, you get it back from the place where you left it. [V n] He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat... [V n] The men were trying to retrieve… …

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  • 16 retrieve — re|trieve [rıˈtri:v] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: retrover to find again , from trover to find ] 1.) formal to find something and bring it back →↑recover ▪ She bent down to retrieve her earring. retrieve sth from sth ▪ It took… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 retrieve — verb 1 (T) formal to find something and bring it back: retrieve sth from: I went back to the locker room to retrieve my jacket. | The wreckage of the crashed plane was retrieved from the ocean. 2 retrieve your losses get back money equal to what… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 retrieve */ — UK [rɪˈtriːv] / US [rɪˈtrɪv] verb Word forms retrieve : present tense I/you/we/they retrieve he/she/it retrieves present participle retrieving past tense retrieved past participle retrieved 1) [transitive] formal to get something back, especially …

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  • 19 retrieve — v. (D; tr.) to retrieve from (to retrieve data from a computer) * * * [rɪ triːv] (D; tr.) to retrieve from (to retrieve data from a computer) …

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  • 20 retrieve — re|trieve [ rı triv ] verb * 1. ) transitive FORMAL to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find: She stooped to retrieve the key from the ground. rescue efforts to retrieve the bodies of the victims 2. ) transitive to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English