Definitions for: Recovery

[n] the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
[n] return to an original state; "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
[n] gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cov"er*y, n.
1. Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying.

2. (Fencing, Sparring, etc.) Act of regaining the position of
guard after making an attack.

Re*cov"er*y (r?*k?v"?r*?), n.
1. The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.

2. Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the
like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of
fright, etc.

3. (Law) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to
something by a verdict and judgment of court.

4. The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had.
[Obs.] ``Help be past recovery.'' --Tusser.

5. In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for
making a new stroke.

Common recovery (Law), a species of common assurance or
mode of conveying lands by matter of record, through the
forms of an action at law, formerly in frequent use, but
now abolished or obsolete, both in England and America.
--Burrill. Warren.

Synonyms: convalescence, recuperation, retrieval

See Also: advance, betterment, deed, deliverance, delivery, effort, exploit, feat, healing, improvement, lysis, rally, ransom, recapture, reclamation, repossession, rescue, retaking, saving

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