What does disperse mean?

Definitions for dispersedɪˈspɜrs

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

  2. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

  3. break up, disperse, scatter(verb)

    cause to separate

    "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

  4. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out(verb)

    move away from each other

    "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

  5. disperse(verb)

    separate (light) into spectral rays

    "the prosm disperses light"

  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

Wiktionary

  1. disperse(Verb)

    To scatter in different directions

  2. disperse(Verb)

    To break up and disappear; to dissipate

  3. disperse(Verb)

    To disseminate

  4. disperse(Verb)

    To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract

  5. disperse(Verb)

    To distribute throughout

  6. Origin: From disperser, from dispersus, past participle of dispergere, from dis- + spargere; see sparse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disperse(verb)

    to scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations

  2. Disperse(verb)

    to scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors

  3. Disperse(verb)

    to separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse

  4. Disperse(verb)

    to distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others

Freebase

  1. Disperse

    Disperse is a Christian Rock band from Southern Indiana. The band was formerly known, with an adjusted roster, as "Stuff."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disperse

    dis-pėrs′, v.t. to scatter in all directions: to spread: to diffuse: to drive asunder: to cause to vanish.—v.i. to separate: to spread abroad: to vanish.—n. Dispers′al.—adv. Dispers′edly.—ns. Dispers′edness; Dispers′er.—adj. Dispers′ive, tending to disperse. [L. dispergere, dispersumdi, asunder, apart, spargĕre, to scatter.]

Anagrams for disperse »

  1. despiser

  2. presides

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disperse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disperse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nayab Haider:

    Police wanted them to disperse peacefully and did not take any action.

  2. Jacob Zuma:

    It would have been impossible to disarm and disperse the strikers without significant bloodshed.

  3. Khayrul Fazal:

    We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts.

  4. Ye Htut:

    Despite requests for peaceful negotiations, student protesters tried to penetrate the police blockade and the police were legally obligated to disperse them.

  5. Chris Harrison:

    This particular piece of work on the Teacup Galaxy has provided new insight into how the black holes [drive energy] in ordinary galaxies, they appear to be capable of driving jets of charged particles that collide into the gas. You could imagine the ‘jet’ as like a water cannon being driven into a crowd of people - the water cannon collides with the crowd and causes it to break up and disperse rapidly. In this analogy, the crowd represents the gas in the galaxy that is trying to form stars, but is destroyed by the jet.

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Translations for disperse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • разсейвам, разпръсквам, разпилявамBulgarian
  • dispersarCatalan, Valencian
  • rozehnat, rozptýlitCzech
  • zerstreuenGerman
  • dispeliEsperanto
  • dispersarSpanish
  • پراکنده کردنPersian
  • hajottaa, levittää, hajota, hajaantuaFinnish
  • disperserFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • skeayl, scaalheanManx
  • फैलानेHindi
  • szétszórHungarian
  • ցրել, ցրվելArmenian
  • difuzarIdo
  • disperdere, distribuire, disseminarere, rifrangereItalian
  • 흩다Korean
  • koraraMāori
  • verbreidenDutch
  • rozproszyćPolish
  • disseminar, distribuir, refratar, dispersar, dissiparPortuguese
  • преломи́ть, разбра́сывать, разгоня́ть, преломля́ть, распространя́ть, разброса́ть, раскида́ть, разогна́ть, распространи́ть, рассыпа́ть, раски́дывать, рассе́ять, рассы́пать, рассе́иватьRussian

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