Definitions for disposaldɪˈspoʊ zəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•pos•aldɪˈspoʊ zəl(n.)

  1. an act or instance of disposing; arrangement:

    the disposal of the troops.

  2. a disposing of or getting rid of something:

    the disposal of wastes.

  3. a disposing or allotting of, as by gift or sale; bestowal or assignment.

  4. power or right to dispose of a thing; control:

    left at my disposal.

Origin of disposal:


dis•pos•aldɪˈspoʊ zəl(n.)

  1. an electrical device in the drain of a sink, for grinding up garbage.

Origin of disposal:

short for garbage-disposal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disposal(noun)

    the power to use something or someone

    "used all the resources at his disposal"

  2. administration, disposal(noun)

    a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)

  3. disposal, disposition(noun)

    the act or means of getting rid of something

  4. disposal, electric pig, garbage disposal(noun)

    a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. disposal(noun)ɪˈspoʊ zəl

    the act of throwing sth away

    waste disposal


  1. disposal(Noun)

    An arrangement, categorization or classification of things

  2. disposal(Noun)

    a disposing of or getting rid of something

  3. disposal(Noun)

    the power to use something or someone

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disposal(noun)

    the act of disposing, or disposing of, anything; arrangement; orderly distribution; a putting in order; as, the disposal of the troops in two lines

  2. Disposal(noun)

    ordering; regulation; adjustment; management; government; direction

  3. Disposal(noun)

    regulation of the fate, condition, application, etc., of anything; the transference of anything into new hands, a new place, condition, etc.; alienation, or parting; as, a disposal of property

  4. Disposal(noun)

    power or authority to dispose of, determine the condition of, control, etc., especially in the phrase at, or in, the disposal of

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disposal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4223

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'disposal' in Nouns Frequency: #1662

Translations for disposal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of getting rid of something

the disposal of waste paper.

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