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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cov·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ]
 1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
    David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away.   --1. Sam. xxx. 18.
 2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time. “Loss of catel may recovered be.”
    Even good men have many failings and lapses to lament and recover.   --Rogers.
 3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
    The wine in my bottle will recover him.   --Shak.
 4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body.
    I do hope to recover my late hurt.   --Cowley.
    When I had recovered a little my first surprise.   --De Foe.
 5. To rescue; to deliver.
    That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him.   --2. Tim. ii. 26.
 6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to. [Archaic]
 The forest is not three leagues off;
 If we recover that, we're sure enough.   --Shak.
    Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die.   --Hales.
 7. Law To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
 Recover arms Mil. Drill, a command whereby the piece is brought from the position of “aim” to that of “ready.”
 Syn: -- To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal; cure.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : returning to health after illness or debility; "convalescent
            children are difficult to keep in bed" [syn: convalescent]