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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v retrieve recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection "I can't remember saying any such thing","I can't think what her last name was","can you remember her phone number?","Do you remember that he once loved you?","call up memories"
    • v retrieve run after, pick up, and bring to the master "train the dog to retrieve"
    • v retrieve go for and bring back "retrieve the car from the parking garage"
    • v retrieve get or find back; recover the use of "She regained control of herself","She found her voice and replied quickly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Smartest dogs: 1) Scottish border collie; 2) Poodle; 3) Golden retriever
    • Retrieve A seeking again; a discovery.
    • Retrieve The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.
    • v. i Retrieve (Sport) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve .
    • Retrieve To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence. "With late repentance now they would retrieve The bodies they forsook, and wish to live."
    • Retrieve To recall; to bring back. "To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits."
    • Retrieve To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge. "Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.""There is much to be done . . . and much to be retrieved ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • retrieve To find again; discover again; recover; regain.
    • retrieve Specifically, in hunting, to search for and fetch: as, a dog retrieves killed or wounded birds or other game to the sportsman.
    • retrieve To bring back to a state of well-being, prosperity, or success; restore; reëstablish: as, to retrieve one's credit.
    • retrieve To make amends for; repair; better; ameliorate.
    • retrieve To find, recover, or restore anything; specifically, in sporting, to seek and bring killed or wounded game: as, the dog retrieves well.
    • n retrieve A seeking again; a discovery; a recovery; specifically, in hunting, the recovery of game once sprung.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Retrieve rē-trēv′ to recover: to recall or bring back: to bring back to a former state: to repair: to search for and fetch, as a dog does game—also n. (obs.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. retreven, OF. retrover, to find again, recover (il retroeve,e finds again), F. retrouver,; pref. re-, re- + OF. trover, to find, F. trouver,. See Trover
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. retreuver (Fr. retrouver)—re-, again, trouver, to find—Low L. tropare—L. tropus, a song—Gr. tropos, a trope.


In literature:

And Daddy Darwin had never been the sort of man to retrieve his luck at home, or to seek it abroad.
"Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories" by Juliana Horatio Ewing
My bird tumbled into the rushes out in front of me, and the setter bounded in to retrieve.
"Crooked Trails" by Frederic Remington
Specifically, how was I going to retrieve my HERF gun from my back pants-pocket, when I couldn't even bend my elbows?
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
How does a man ever retrieve such a false step?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
No partial advantage, however brilliant, could retrieve the misfortune of the day.
"True to the Old Flag" by G. A. Henty
For the victory in question, from whatever point of view we may look at it, was not the avoidance of defeat, but its retrieval.
"The Non-Christian Cross An Enquiry Into the Origin and History of the Symbol Eventually Adopted as That of Our Religion" by John Denham Parsons
He asked him how long it would take him to retrieve the foolish step he acknowledged he had made.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
His hat floated off and he grudged the slight effort to retrieve it.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
A detected invasion, in an article so sacred, would ruin me beyond retrieve.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Do not now, Messrs. Bores, think to retrieve your characters by coming into my house and sitting mute for two hours.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various

In poetry:

Then I reach, I must believe,
Not her soul in vain,
For to me again
It reaches, and past retrieve
Is wound in the toils I weave;
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Cranes among the reeds
Standing by the water's edge:
The gusting wind has
Brought near, and not retrieved
These whitecaps, or so it seems.
"Cranes among the reeds" by Ki no Tsurayuki
O thou, whose days are yet all spring,
Faith, blighted one, is past retrieving;
Experience is a dumb, dead thing;
The victory's in believing.
"To----" by James Russell Lowell
This is the day, that did retrieve
The happiness, we lost through Eve
And Adam's fault, ere Jesus came
To save our souls from death and shame.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
And yet I know she loves me still,
As on the morn that we were wed;
And darkly guess I also will
Be doomed the day that she is dead.
And yet I swear, before she's gone,
I will retrieve her ring from pawn.
"The Wedding Ring" by Robert W Service
But when I falter Beltran's name,
``Ha?'' quoth the father; ``much I blame
``The sin; yet wherefore idly grieve?
``Despair not—-strenuously retrieve!
``Nay, I will turn this love of thine
``To lawful love, almost divine;
"The Confessional" by Robert Browning

In news:

He also was unsure of the condition of his dirt bike , which along with his truck was retrieved by friends.
Cleversafe uses three devices in its product offering: An Accesser node, which slices up and then retrieves data.
He brought home First Place in Big Air and First Place in Speed retrieve.
When a Labrador retriever went exploring under a house in Clarkston he got more of an adventure than he probably expected.
Illinois will not retrieve the millions of dollars being paid to retired union leaders who are collecting two pensions for one public job.
My job was to shoot the duck and hers was to mark, retrieve and transport the bird to the nearest-point-of-land.
The Red Storm, hosting the Retrievers of Maryland-Baltimore County, improved to 3-0 on the young season after a rather comfortable 82-59 victory.
A golden retriever led police and neighbors on a half-hour chase after it fled a fire at its home at 6 Sudbury Landing in Framingham Saturday afternoon.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, seen here with his golden retriever dog Bravo more.
That lets browsers retrieve pages and e-mail clients address e-mails to the right place.
Golden Retriever MALE 4 YEARS OLD  Berlin, MD.
Golden retriever 's visits help Corpus Christi children hone reading skills.
Golden Retriever MALE 5 YEARS OLD  Chilliwack, BC.
The Ninth Coast Guard District begins its annual retrieval of the Great Lakes & St Lawrence Seaway System seasonal aids to navigation before ice forms.
Photos submitted Ursa Mae Umsted, a black Labrador retriever, was the service dog for Lewisburg resident Michael Umsted until she was hit 12 days ago on Verona Caney Road.

In science:

In other words: the screen unfolds the (probably irreversible) retrieval of a classical information from the quantum system.
On the existence of the "classical trajectories" of atoms in the Stern-Gerlach experiment
The usual natural logarithm (ln x) is retrieved for ˜q = 0 and a linear function for ˜q = 1.
Generalized Exponential Function and some of its Applications to Complex Systems
For ˜q = 0, one retrieves the usual exponential function ex and for ˜q = 1, a linear function.
Generalized Exponential Function and some of its Applications to Complex Systems
B(β , 1/ ˜q − β ) In the following we retrieve the generalized gaussian as a particular case of Eq. 29.
Generalized Exponential Function and some of its Applications to Complex Systems
For justification of these assumptions and background on the use of low rank matrices in information retrieval, we refer to [BDJ99].
Matrix Completion from a Few Entries