remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.
distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one’s first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent.
The grandchildren of one’s first cousin are one’s first cousins twice removed.
verb (used with object), removed, removing.
to move from a place or position; take away or off:
to remove the napkins from the table.
to take off or shed (an article of clothing):
to remove one’s jacket.
to move or shift to another place or position; transfer:
She removed the painting to another wall.
to put out; send away:
to remove a tenant.
to dismiss or force from a position or office; discharge:
They removed him for embezzling.
to take away, withdraw, or eliminate:
to remove the threat of danger.
to get rid of; do away with; put an end to:
to remove a stain; to remove the source of disease.
to kill; assassinate.
verb (used without object), removed, removing.
to move from one place to another, especially to another locality or residence:
We remove to Newport early in July.
to go away; depart; disappear.
the act of removing.
a removal from one place, as of residence, to another.
the distance by which one person, place, or thing is separated from another:
to see something at a remove.
a mental distance from the reality of something as a result of psychological detachment or lack of experience:
to criticize something at a remove.
a degree of difference, as that due to descent, transmission, etc.:
a folk survival, at many removes, of a druidic rite.
a step or degree, as in a graded scale.
British. a promotion of a pupil to a higher class or division at school.
separated by distance or abstract distinction
(postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinship: the child of a person’s first cousin is his first cousin once removed
verb (mainly transitive)
to take away and place elsewhere
to displace (someone) from office; dismiss
to do away with (a grievance, cause of anxiety, etc); abolish
to cause (dirt, stains, or anything unwanted) to disappear; get rid of
(euphemistic) to assassinate; kill
(intransitive) (formal) to change the location of one’s home or place of business: the publishers have removed to Mayfair
the act of removing, esp (formal) a removal of one’s residence or place of work
the degree of difference separating one person, thing, or condition from another: only one remove from madness
(Brit) (in certain schools) a class or form, esp one for children of about 14 years, designed to introduce them to the greater responsibilities of a more senior position in the school
(at a formal dinner, formerly) a dish to be changed while the rest of the course remains on the table
noun 1. a person or thing that removes. 2. Law. the transfer of a case from one court to another, as by a writ of error.
(Acts 7:43; R.V., “Rephan”). In Amos 5:26 the Heb. Chiun (q.v.) is rendered by the LXX. “Rephan,” and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names represent the star-god Saturn or Moloch.
noun 1. a city in W Germany, in the Ruhr region. noun 1. an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Pop: 117 717 (2003 est)
noun 1. Ira, 1846–1927, U.S. chemist and educator.