Remedy

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rem"e*dy
Senses
  1. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
  2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to."What may else be remedy or cure To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us." [Milton.]
  3. [Law] The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
    synonyms: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress; relief; aid; help; assistance.

Etymology: L. remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F. remède remedy, remédier to remedy. See Medical

verb Rem"e*dy
To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.

Etymology: L. remediare remediari: cf. F. remédier. See Remedy (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
  2. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  3. Provide relief for ("remedy his illness")
  4. Set straight or right ("remedy these deficiencies")
Wiktionary

From Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium (“a remedy, cure”), from re- (“again”) + mederi (“to heal”).

  1. Something that corrects or counteracts.
  2. (law) The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  3. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.

Fun Facts about the name Remedy

  • How Popular is the name Remedy? Remedy is the 22,653rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Remedy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 279 babies born with the first name Remedy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Remedy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Remedy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Remedy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Remedy is Saturday, November 17th, 1979.
  • What year had the most people named Remedy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Remedy was in 2017 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Remedy Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Remedy is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Remedy: Your name in reverse order is Ydemer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edymer. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.