verb (used with object), retrieved, retrieving.
to recover or regain:
to retrieve the stray ball.
to bring back to a former and better state; restore:
to retrieve one’s fortunes.
to make amends for:
to retrieve an error.
to make good; repair:
to retrieve a loss.
Hunting. (of hunting dogs) to fetch (killed or wounded game).
to draw back or reel in (a fishing line).
to rescue; save.
(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) to make an in-bounds return of (a shot requiring running with the hand extended).
Computers. to locate and read (data) from storage, as for display on a monitor.
verb (used without object), retrieved, retrieving.
Hunting. to retrieve game.
to retrieve a fishing line.
an act of retrieving; recovery.
the possibility of recovery.
verb (mainly transitive)
to get or fetch back again; recover: he retrieved his papers from various people’s drawers
to bring back to a more satisfactory state; revive
to extricate from trouble or danger; rescue or save
to recover or make newly available (stored information) from a computer system
(also intransitive) (of a dog) to find and fetch (shot game)
(tennis, squash, badminton) to return successfully (a shot difficult to reach)
to recall; remember
the act of retrieving
the chance of being retrieved
noun 1. a person or thing that retrieves. 2. one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game. 3. any dog trained to retrieve game. noun 1. one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game See golden retriever, Labrador […]
verb (used with object), retrieved, retrieving. 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: to retrieve an error. 4. to make good; repair: to retrieve a loss. 5. Hunting. (of hunting dogs) to […]
adjective, Informal. 1. retroactive: retro pay. 2. of or designating the style of an earlier time: retro clothes. 1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “backward” (retrogress); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (retrorocket). noun (pl) -ros 1. short for retrorocket adjective 2. denoting something associated with or revived […]
verb (used without object) 1. to act in opposition; react. 2. to have reference to or influence on past occurrences. verb (intransitive) 1. to act in opposition 2. to influence or have reference to past events