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Orpheus vs. Retrieve

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Orpheus

The famous mythic Thracian poet, son of the Muse Calliope, and husband of Eurydice. He is reputed to have had power to entrance beasts and inanimate objects by the music of his lyre.

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To regain or get back something.

‘to retrieve one's character or independence; to retrieve a thrown ball’;

Orpheusnoun

(Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To rescue (a creature).

Orpheus

Orpheus (; Ancient Greek: Ὀρφεύς, classical pronunciation: [or.pʰeú̯s]) is a legendary musician and prophet in ancient Greek religion. He was also a renowned poet and, according to the legend, travelled with Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece, and even descended into the Underworld of Hades to recover his lost wife Eurydice.Ancient Greek authors as Strabo and Plutarch note Orpheus' Thracian origins.

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To salvage something

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To remedy or rectify something.

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To remember or recall something.

Retrieveverb

To fetch or carry back something.

Retrieveverb

(transitive) To fetch and bring in game.

‘The cook doesn't care what's shot, only what's actually retrieved.’;

Retrieveverb

(intransitive) To fetch and bring in game systematically.

‘Dog breeds called 'retrievers' were selected for retrieving.’;

Retrieveverb

(intransitive) To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game.

‘Most dogs love retrieving, regardless of what object is thrown.’;

Retrieveverb

To make a difficult but successful return of the ball.

Retrieveverb

(obsolete) To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair (a loss or damage).

Retrievenoun

A retrieval

Retrievenoun

(sports) The return of a difficult ball

Retrievenoun

(obsolete) A seeking again; a discovery.

Retrievenoun

(obsolete) The recovery of game once sprung.

Retrieveverb

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 retrieveThe bodies they forsook, and wish to live.’;

Retrieveverb

To recall; to bring back.

‘To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.’;

Retrieveverb

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.’;

Retrieveverb

To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.

Retrievenoun

A seeking again; a discovery.

Retrievenoun

The recovery of game once sprung; - an old sporting term.

Retrieveverb

get or find back; recover the use of;

‘She regained control of herself’; ‘She found her voice and replied quickly’;

Retrieveverb

of trained dogs

Retrieveverb

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’;

Retrieveverb

get or bring (something) back from somewhere

‘Steven stooped and retrieved his hat’; ‘I was sent to retrieve the balls from his garden’;

Retrieveverb

(of a dog) find and bring back (game that has been shot)

‘labradors are used to retrieve the birds after the flush’;

Retrieveverb

reel or bring in a fishing line

‘when he reaches the breakers, with you retrieving furiously, he'll probably change course’;

Retrieveverb

find or extract (information stored in a computer)

‘other features include the ability to store, update, retrieve, and print your data’;

Retrieveverb

recall (something)

‘the police hope to encourage him to retrieve forgotten memories’;

Retrieveverb

put right or improve (an unwelcome situation)

‘he made one last desperate attempt to retrieve the situation’;

Retrievenoun

an act of retrieving something, especially game that has been shot

‘watch the dog make the long retrieves’;

Retrievenoun

an act of reeling or drawing in a fishing line

‘the chances are that the retrieve will bring your bait through an area of unfished water’;

Retrievenoun

the possibility of recovery

‘he ruined himself beyond retrieve’;

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