removed

adjective
re·​moved | \ ri-ˈmüvd \

Definition of removed 

1a : distant in degree of relationship
b : of a younger or older generation a second cousin's child is a second cousin once removed
2 : separate or remote in space, time, or character

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Synonyms & Antonyms for removed

Synonyms

away, deep, distant, far, far-flung, far-off, faraway, remote

Antonyms

close, near, nearby, nigh

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Examples of removed in a Sentence

We're looking for an apartment somewhat removed from the noise of downtown. The child of your first cousin is your first cousin once removed.

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Chalky white, sometimes with glittering crystalline surfaces, the crumbling objects are recognizable but removed—dating perhaps to the distant year 3018, which was the title of his latest gallery show at Perrotin New York. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Only 500 of This Artist’s Space Kit Candle Are Up for Grabs—And They’re Totally Worth the Hype," 30 Nov. 2018 Queen Elizabeth later issued an amendment of her own to give Prince George's siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis their titles, but Prince Harry's children are technically too far removed from the line of succession to get their own. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Expecting Their First Child," 15 Oct. 2018 With no access to landlines, the characters in those movies were so removed from help or contact with the outside world, they might as well have been stranded on the Moon. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Modern horror films are finding their scares in dead phone batteries," 16 Aug. 2018 Arguably, that’s because Russell is an outsider viewing the action from a removed vantage and never really breaking past that distant point of observation. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Netflix’s Hold the Dark throws Jeffrey Wright to the wolves," 28 Sep. 2018 As Texas slashes tollway fines, Houston drivers are faced with two-tier system Officials removed toll booths from the Ship Channel Bridge in late 2015 and along the Hardy Toll Road the following year. Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle, "Toll booth operators leaving two hours earlier along Sam Houston Tollway," 31 May 2018 Even with these projects, the 16-time WWE champ is never too far removed from the world of WWE. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "Week in Wrestling: John Cena on What Made WrestleMania 34 Special, His New Animated Series," 30 May 2018 Mazeffa at 50 — introverted and bookish, a chess master, assistant librarian and college graduate — seemed far removed from the angry 17-year-old who grabbed a shotgun 32 years ago and destroyed two lives. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "Why are juvenile lifers from Philly getting radically different sentences than those in the rest of Pennsylvania?," 10 July 2018 In the park's most recent permit, the state increased or completely removed limits for several pollutants, including chlorine, oil and grease, and total suspended solids (solids in water that can be trapped by a filter), The Star found. Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, "Worlds of Fun was sued for polluting. Then Missouri loosened its pollutant limits," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of removed

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of removed was circa 1548

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removed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of removed

: away from something

: of a younger or older generation

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