What does dispute mean?

Definitions for disputedɪˈspyut

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict(noun)

    a disagreement or argument about something important

    "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

  2. dispute, contravention(verb)

    coming into conflict with

  3. challenge, dispute, gainsay(verb)

    take exception to

    "She challenged his claims"

  4. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate(verb)

    have a disagreement over something

    "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"

Wiktionary

  1. dispute(Noun)

    An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

  2. dispute(Noun)

    Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

  3. dispute(Noun)

    Contest; struggle; quarrel.

  4. dispute(Verb)

    To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.

    They disputed my well-intended proposal.

  5. dispute(Verb)

    To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

    Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.

  6. dispute(Verb)

    To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.

    to dispute assertions or arguments

  7. dispute(Verb)

    To strive or contend about; to contest.

  8. dispute(Verb)

    To struggle against; to resist.

  9. Origin: From disputen, from desputer (French disputer), from disputare, from dis- + putare, related to purus. Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dispute(verb)

    to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle

  2. Dispute(verb)

    to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss

  3. Dispute(verb)

    to oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments

  4. Dispute(verb)

    to strive or contend about; to contest

  5. Dispute(verb)

    to struggle against; to resist

  6. Dispute(verb)

    verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate

  7. Dispute(verb)

    contest; struggle; quarrel

  8. Origin: [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer, disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- + putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order, reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dispute

    dis-pūt′, v.t. to make a subject of argument: to contend for: to oppose by argument: to call in question.—v.i. to argue: to debate.—n. a contest with words: an argument: a debate: a quarrel.—adj. Dis′putable, that may be disputed: of doubtful certainty.—n. Dis′putableness.—adv. Dis′putably.—ns. Dis′putant, Disput′er; Disputā′tion, a contest in argument: an exercise in debate.—adjs. Disputā′tious, Disput′ative, inclined to dispute, cavil, or controvert.—adv. Disputā′tiously.—n. Disput[a]′tiousness.—Beyond, or Without, dispute, indubitably, certainly. [O. Fr. disputer—L. disputāredis, apart, and putāre, to think.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3264

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4674

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dispute' in Nouns Frequency: #1048

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dispute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epicurus:

    In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.

  2. Aristotle:

    To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

  3. Sienho Yee:

    Objectively the tribunal has no jurisdiction over the dispute, negotiation has been agreed upon as the way to resolve the dispute.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money.

  5. Plato:

    The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.

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