retrieve

1. verb
a) To regain or get back something.

The cook cares not whats shot, only whats actually retrieved

b) To rescue (a) creature(s)

Hound breeds called retrievers were selected for retrieving

See Also: retrieval
2. noun
b) The return of a difficult ball

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  • retrieve — re‧trieve [rɪˈtriːv] verb [transitive] 1. COMPUTING to get back information that has been stored in a computer: • The application stores and retrieves data according to the user s requirements. • To retrieve a file, double click on it using the …   Financial and business terms

  • Retrieve — Re*trieve , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retrieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retrieving}.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver; pref. re re + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See {Trover}.] 1. To find… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retrieve — [ri trēv′] vt. retrieved, retrieving [ME retreven < inflected stem of OFr retrouver < re , again + trouver, to find: see TROVER] 1. to get back; recover 2. to restore; revive [to retrieve one s spirits] 3. to rescue or save 4 …   English World dictionary

  • Retrieve — Re*trieve , v. i. (Sport.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. Walsh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retrieve — Re*trieve , n. 1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. The recovery of game once sprung; an old sporting term. [Obs.] Nares. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retrieve — index collect (recover money), reap, reclaim, recoup (regain), recover, redeem (repurchase), remedy …   Law dictionary

  • Retrieve —   [engl.], abrufen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • retrieve — (v.) early 15c., retreve, from M.Fr. retruev , stem of O.Fr. retrouver find again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + trouver to find, probably from V.L. *tropare to compose (see TROVE (Cf. trove)). Altered 16c …   Etymology dictionary

  • retrieve — *recover, regain, recoup, recruit Analogous words: amend, remedy, redress, reform (see CORRECT vb): repair, *mend, rebuild Antonyms: lose …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • retrieve — is spelt ie , not ei …   Modern English usage

  • retrieve — [v] get back bring back, fetch, reacquire, recall, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, redeem, regain, repair, repossess, rescue, restore, salvage, save, win back; concepts 120,131 Ant. give, offer, relinquish …   New thesaurus

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