Remove

Definition of Remove

Re`move´   Pronunciation: r?-m??v´
v. t.1.To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
[imp. & p. p. Removed (-m??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Removing.]
Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark.
- Deut. xix. 14.
When we had dined, to prevent the ladies' leaving us, I generally ordered the table to be removed.
- Goldsmith.
2.To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease.
3.To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.
v. i.1.To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.
Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane,
I can not taint with fear.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of removing; a removal.
This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship.
- Milton.
And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.
- Goldsmith.
2.The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; - in the United States usually called a move.
It is an English proverb that three removes are as bad as a fire.
- J. H. Newman.
3.The state of being removed.
4.That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else.
5.The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year.
A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.
- Addison.
6.(Far.) The act of resetting a horse's shoe.

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