removed

adjective re·moved \ ri-ˈmüvd \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of removed

1 a : 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

Examples of removed in a Sentence

  1. We're looking for an apartment somewhat removed from the noise of downtown.

  2. The child of your first cousin is your first cousin once removed.

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First Known Use of removed

circa 1548

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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REMOVED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of removed for English Language Learners

  • : away from something

  • : of a younger or older generation



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