de·rive /dɪˈraɪv, di-/
de·rive /dɪˈraɪv/ 動詞
De·rive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Derived p. pr. & vb. n. Deriving.]
1. To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon. [Obs.]
For fear it [water] choke up the pits . . . they [the workman] derive it by other drains. --Holland.
Her due loves derived to that vile witch's share. --Spenser.
Derived to us by tradition from Adam to Noah. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
3. To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.
From these two causes . . . an ancient set of physicians derived all diseases. --Arbuthnot.
4. Chem. To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
Syn: -- To trace; deduce; infer.
De·rive v. i. To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.
Power from heaven
Derives, and monarchs rule by gods appointed. --Prior.
v 1: reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce,
2: obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden" [syn: gain]
3: come from; "The present name derives from an older form"
4: develop or evolve, especially from a latent or potential
state [syn: educe]
5: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for
example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble
family"; "he comes from humble origins" [syn: come, descend]