What does dismiss mean?

Definitions for dismissdɪsˈmɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dismiss.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  2. dismiss, throw out(verb)

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    "This case is dismissed!"

  3. dismiss, send packing, send away, drop(verb)

    stop associating with

    "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

  4. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  5. dismiss, usher out(verb)

    end one's encounter with somebody by causing or permitting the person to leave

    "I was dismissed after I gave my report"

  6. dissolve, dismiss(verb)

    declare void

    "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Wiktionary

  1. dismiss(Verb)

    To discharge; to end the employment or service of.

    The company dismissed me after less than a year.

  2. dismiss(Verb)

    To order to leave.

    The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.

  3. dismiss(Verb)

    To dispel; to rid one's mind of.

    He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.

  4. dismiss(Verb)

    To reject; to refuse to accept

    The court dismissed the case.

  5. dismiss(Verb)

    To get a batsman out.

    He was dismissed for 99 runs.

  6. dismiss(Verb)

    To give someone a red card; to send off

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismiss(verb)

    to send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away

  2. Dismiss(verb)

    to discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant

  3. Dismiss(verb)

    to lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court

  4. Dismiss(noun)

    dismission

  5. Origin: [L. dis- + missus, p. p. of mittere to send: cf. dimittere, OF. desmetre, F. dmettre. See Demise, and cf. Dimit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dismiss

    dis-mis′, v.t. to send away: to despatch: to discard: to remove from office or employment: (law) to reject, to put out of court, to discharge.—ns. Dismiss′al, Dismis′sion.—adjs. Dismiss′ive, Dismiss′ory. [L. dis, away, mittĕre, missum, to send.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dismiss' in Verbs Frequency: #450

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Landor:

    My thoughts are my company I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.

  2. Walter Landor:

    My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss them.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    No matter what battles you, never be depressed because of it. Rather, laugh it off i.e. dismiss it in a light-hearted way.

  4. Stephen Roberts:

    I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

  5. State Enterprises Minister Soemarno:

    We want to speed up efforts to make Pertamina transparent - to make it into a world-class company - so today it was decided to dismiss all directors of Pertamina and appoint new directors.

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Translations for dismiss

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • طردArabic
  • отпращам, уволнявам, отхвърлямBulgarian
  • despedir, rebutjar, acomiadar, destituirCatalan, Valencian
  • propustitCzech
  • einstellen, entlassen, abweisenGerman
  • rechazar, disipar, echar, despedirSpanish
  • hylätä, tyrmätä, sanoa irti, ajaa pois, erottaa, irtisanoa, [[antaa]] [[punainen kortti]], häätää, unohtaaFinnish
  • retirer, renvoyer, démettre, rejeter, licencier, rompez, limogerFrench
  • cuir à dreuchdScottish Gaelic
  • licenziare, dimettere, scacciare, mandar via, rompere le righe, respingere, in libertà, archiviare, rigettare, congedare, mandare viaItalian
  • 解雇Japanese
  • whakahoeMāori
  • халахMongolian
  • ବରଖାସ୍ତOriya
  • demitir, dispensar, rejeitarPortuguese
  • a demite, a revoca (din funcție), a destitui, a concedia, alungaRomanian
  • отпускать, увольнять, уволитьRussian
  • avfärda, avskeda, upplösa, entlediga, få rött kort, skingra, avvisa, sparkaSwedish

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