removed

adjective
re·​moved | \ ri-ˈmüvd How to pronounce removed (audio) \

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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Apart from the odd Midnight Mass and Easter Sunday morning service, the interior of the cathedral remained fairly removed from my daily life. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Top Designers on What Notre-Dame Means to Them," 17 Apr. 2019 Tying mobile games to the PC The Xbox Live integration concept doesn’t seem that far removed from the status quo. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox," 14 Mar. 2019 If your parents and friends parents aren’t working in the creative fields and there’s no easy access to art, then the creative industry feels far removed. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "“It’s Called Ffasiwn” Is a Photography Exhibition That Challenges Assumptions About Status and Style," 25 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of removed

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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