General Science


  • verb to take something away or move it from the position it occupies


  • verb to dismiss a batsman
    Citation ‘McGrath idiotically bowled a bouncer, and they were off – but not before Warne found extravagant, anxiety-inducing spin to remove Strauss’ (Hugh Chevallier, Wisden 2006)


  • noun a quotation which is printed in smaller type than the rest of the text


  • noun a dish served after the first course has been eaten and cleared away

Origin & History of “remove”

The -move of remove comes from the same source as English move itself – Latin movēre ‘move’. Combination with the prefix re- ‘again, back’ produced removēre ‘move back, move away’, which reached English via Old French removeir. The Latin past participle remōtus gave English remote (15th c.), etymologically ‘moved away to a distant place’.