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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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REMOVE, verb transitive [Latin removeo; re and moveo, to move.]

1. To cause to change place; to put from its place in any manner; as, to remove a building.

Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark. Deuteronomy 19:14.

2. To displace from an office.

3. To take or put away in any manner; to cause to leave a person or thing; to banish or destroy; as, to remove a disease or complaint.

REMOVE sorrow from thine heart. Ecclesiastes 11:10.

4. To carry from one court to another; as, to remove a cause or suit by appeal.

5. To take from the present state of being; as, to remove one by death.

REMOVE, verb intransitive

1. To change place in any manner.

2. To go from one place to another.

3. To change the place of residence; as, to remove from New York to Philadelphia.

REMOVE, noun

1. Change of place.

2. Translation of one to the place of another.

3. State of being removed.

4. Act of moving a man in chess or other game.

5. Departure; a going away.

6. The act of changing place; removal.

7. A step in any scale of gradation.

A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.

8. Any indefinite distance; as a small or great remove

9. The act of putting a horse's shoes on different feet.

10. A dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains.

11. Susceptibility of being removed. [Not in use.]