a person or thing that retrieves.
one of any of several breeds of dogs having a coarse, thick, oily coat, trained to retrieve game.
any dog trained to retrieve game.
one of a breed of large gun dogs that can be trained to retrieve game See golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Chesapeake Bay retriever, curly-coated retriever, flat-coated retriever
any dog used to retrieve shot game
a person or thing that retrieves
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
noun 1. action that is opposed or contrary to the preceding action. noun 1. an action contrary or reciprocal to a preceding action 2. a retrospective action, esp a law affecting events prior to its enactment