Hypertext Webster Gateway: "remove"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Remove \Re*move"\, n.
1. The act of removing; a removal.

This place should be at once both school and
university, not needing a remove to any other house
of scholarship. --Milton.

And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.

2. The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic
belongings, from one location or dwelling house to
another; -- in the United States usually called a move.

It is an English proverb that three removes are as
bad as a fire. --J. H.

3. The state of being removed. --Locke.

4. That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to
make room for something else.

5. The distance or space through which anything is removed;
interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any
scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English
public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year.

A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.

6. (Far.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe. --Swift.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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 place; to displace; as, to remove a building.

Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark.
--Deut. xix.

When we had dined, to prevent the ladies' leaving
us, I generally ordered the table to be removed.

2. To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to
be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an
end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease. ``King Richard
thus removed.'' --Shak.

3. To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President
removed many postmasters.

Note: See the Note under {Remove}, v. i.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

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

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : degree of figurative distance or separation: "just one
remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a
Shakespearean tragedy"
v 1: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking
off, etc.; or remove something abstract; "remove a
threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes
from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This
machine withdraws heat from the environment" [syn: {take},
{take away}, {withdraw}]
2: remove from a position or an office
3: dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!" "The company got
rid of all the dead wood" [syn: {get rid of}]
4: cause to leave; "The teacher took the children out of the
classroom" [syn: {take out}, {move out}]
5: shift the position or location of, as for business, legal,
educational, or military purposes; "He removed his
children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the
forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another
court" [syn: {transfer}]
6: go away or leave; "He absented himself" [syn: {absent}]
7: kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss
ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: {murder}, {slay}, {hit},
{dispatch}, {bump off}, {polish off}]
8: get rid of something abstract; "The death of her mother
removed the last obstacle to their marriage"; "God takes
away your sins" [syn: {take away}]

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