What does dismantle mean?

Definitions for dismantle
dɪsˈmæn tldis·man·tle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down(verb)

    tear down so as to make flat with the ground

    "The building was levelled"

  2. disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart(verb)

    take apart into its constituent pieces

  3. strip, dismantle(verb)

    take off or remove

    "strip a wall of its wallpaper"


  1. dismantle(Verb)

    To divest, strip of dress or covering

    Etymology: From desmanteler, itself from des-, mantel + -er (verbal suffix).

  2. dismantle(Verb)

    To remove fittings or furnishings from

    Etymology: From desmanteler, itself from des-, mantel + -er (verbal suffix).

  3. dismantle(Verb)

    To take apart; to disassemble; to take to pieces

    Etymology: From desmanteler, itself from des-, mantel + -er (verbal suffix).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismantle(verb)

    to strip or deprive of dress; to divest

  2. Dismantle(verb)

    to strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship

  3. Dismantle(verb)

    to disable; to render useless

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dismantle

    dis-man′tl, v.t. to strip: to deprive of furniture, fittings, &c., so as to render useless: of a fortified town, to raze the fortifications. [O. Fr. desmantellerdes—L. dis, away, manteler, mantel, a mantle.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dismantle

    To render fortifications incapable of defense, or cannon unserviceable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismantle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dismantle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dismantle in a Sentence

  1. Steve Vladeck:

    Today's ruling is yet another blow to the Trump administration's efforts to dismantle DACA, but The Trump administration may also only be The Trump administration.

  2. Izabella Teixeira:

    Nobody imagined he would dismantle Brazil's command and control mechanisms for protecting the environment so fast and effectively.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    The goal was to dismantle their program.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The presidents team is there to dismantle the Constitution of the United States. And some of them are even lawyers, well, he will not be acquitted. You cannot be acquitted if you dont have a trial. You dont have a trial if you dont have witnesses and documentation and that.

  5. Joan Nestle:

    I don't feel abandoned or betrayed by another generation saying that they have to dismantle what seemed to give structure to our dreams, to form their own, that's not how history works.

Images & Illustrations of dismantle

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Translations for dismantle

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  • تفكيكArabic
  • събличам, разглобявам, оголвам, разоборудвамBulgarian
  • abwracken, auseinander nehmen, demontierenGerman
  • desmantelarSpanish
  • riisua, hajottaa, purkaaFinnish
  • démanteler, démonterFrench
  • לפרקHebrew
  • szétszedHungarian
  • smontareItalian
  • 脱ぐ, 分解Japanese
  • demonteren, uitkleden, afbreken, ontmantelenDutch
  • demontereNorwegian
  • rozłożyć, rozbierać, rozmontować, rozkładać, rozebraćPolish
  • desfazer, desmontar, destruir, desmantelar, desmancharPortuguese
  • раздевать, разобрать, разбирать, раздеть, демонтироватьRussian
  • nedmontera, klä av, ta av, avveckla, avkläda, demontera, ta isär, isärtaga, avkragaSwedish

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