Re·move v. t. [imp. & p. p. Removed p. pr. & vb. n. Removing.]
1. To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.
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. “King Richard thus removed.”
3. To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.
Note: ☞ See the Note under Remove, v. i.
1. Changed in place.
2. Dismissed from office.
3. Distant in location; remote. “Something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling.”
4. Distant by degrees in relationship; as, a cousin once removed.
-- Re*mov*ed*ness n.
adj 1: taken out of or separated from; "possibility
is...achievability, abstracted from achievement"-
A.N.Whitehead [syn: abstracted]
2: far apart in nature; "considerations entirely removed (or
remote) from politics" [syn: remote, removed(p)]
3: far distant in space; "distant lands"; "remote stars"; "a
remote outpost of civilization"; "a hideaway far removed
from towns and cities" [syn: distant, remote]
4: separated in relationship by a given degree of descent; "a
cousin once removed" [syn: removed(p)]
5: far distant in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or
future"; "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern
times" [syn: distant, remote]