verb (used with object)
to get back or regain (something lost or taken away):
to recover a stolen watch.
to make up for or make good (loss, damage, etc., to oneself).
to regain the strength, composure, balance, or the like, of (oneself).
to obtain by judgment in a court of law, or by legal proceedings:
to recover damages for a wrong.
to acquire title to through judicial process:
to recover land.
to reclaim from a bad state, practice, etc.
to regain (a substance) in usable form, as from refuse material or from a waste product or by-product of manufacture; reclaim.
Military. to return (a weapon) to a previously held position in the manual of arms.
Football. to gain or regain possession of (a fumble):
They recovered the ball on their own 20-yard line.
verb (used without object)
to regain health after being sick, wounded, or the like (often followed by from):
to recover from an illness.
to regain a former and better state or condition:
The city soon recovered from the effects of the earthquake.
to regain one’s strength, composure, balance, etc.
Law. to obtain a favorable judgment in a suit for something.
Football. to gain or regain possession of a fumble:
The Giants recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.
to make a recovery in fencing or rowing.
(transitive) to find again or obtain the return of (something lost)
to regain (loss of money, position, time, etc); recoup
(of a person) to regain (health, spirits, composure, etc), as after illness, a setback, or a shock, etc
to regain (a former and usually better condition): industry recovered after the war
(transitive) to gain (something) by the judgment of a court of law: to recover damages
(intransitive) to succeed in a lawsuit
(transitive) to obtain (useful substances) from waste
(intransitive) (in fencing, swimming, rowing, etc) to make a recovery
noun, plural recoveries. 1. an act of recovering. 2. the regaining of or possibility of regaining something lost or taken away. 3. restoration or return to health from sickness. 4. restoration or return to any former and better state or condition. 5. time required for recovering. 6. something that is gained in recovering. 7. an […]
noun 1. a room near the operating or delivery room of a hospital, equipped with specific apparatus and staffed by specially trained personnel for emergencies, used for the recovery from anesthesia of a postoperative or obstetrical patient before being brought to a hospital room or ward. recovery room re·cov·er·y room (rĭ-kŭv’ə-rē) n. A hospital room […]
- Recovery stock
noun 1. (stock exchange) a security that has fallen in price but is believed to have the ability to recover
- Recovery time
noun the time required for something to resume its former or normal condition or state