To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table. To transfer or convey from one place to another: removed the family to Texas. To take off: removed my boots. To take away; withdraw: removed the candidate's name from consideration. To do away with; eliminate: remove a stain. To dismiss from an office or position. To change one's place of residence or business; move: "In 1751, I removed from the country to the town\u201d ( David Hume). To go away; depart. To be removable: paint that removes with water. The act of removing; removal. Distance or degree of separation or remoteness: "to spill, though at a safe remove, the blood of brave men\u201d ( Anthony Burgess).