Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [Pref. re- + cover: cf. F. recouvrir.]

To cover again.

Sir W. Scott.


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Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ] [OE. recoveren, OF. recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a word of unknown origin. Cf.Recuperate.]


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.


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.


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Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. i.


To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.

Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this disease. 2 Kings i. 2.


To make one's way; to come; to arrive.


With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch. Fuller.

3. Law

To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.


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Re*cov"er, n.


Sir T. Malory.


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