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
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
adjective 1. operative with respect to past occurrences, as a statute; retrospective: a retroactive law. 2. pertaining to a pay raise effective as of a past date. adjective 1. applying or referring to the past: retroactive legislation 2. effective or operative from a date or for a period in the past