Definitions of derive

The word derive uses 6 letters:deeirv.

DERIVE is playable in:

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Scrabble US10
Scrabble UK10

v. t. - To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon. 2

v. t. - To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from. 2

v. t. - To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon. 2

v. t. - To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon. 2

v. i. - To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced. 2


Direct anagrams of derive