What does dismantle mean?

Definitions for dismantle
dɪsˈmæn tldis·man·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull downverb

    tear down so as to make flat with the ground

    "The building was levelled"

  2. disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apartverb

    take apart into its constituent pieces

  3. strip, dismantleverb

    take off or remove

    "strip a wall of its wallpaper"


  1. dismantleverb

    To divest, strip of dress or covering

  2. dismantleverb

    To remove fittings or furnishings from

  3. dismantleverb

    To take apart; to disassemble; to take to pieces

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Dismantleverb

    Etymology: dis and mantle.

    He that makes his prince despised and undervalued, and beats him out of his subjects hearts, may easily strip him of his other garrisons, having already dispossessed him of his strongest, by dismantling him of his honour, and seising his reputation. Robert South, Sermons.

    This is most strange!
    That she, who ev’n but now was your best object,
    Dearest and best, should in this trice of time
    Commit a thing so monstrous, to dismantle
    So many folds of favour. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    It is not sufficient to possess our own fort, without the dismantling and demolishing of our enemies. George Hakewill, on Provid.

    His eyeballs, rooted out, are thrown to ground;
    His nose dismantled, in his mouth is found;
    His jaws, cheeks, front, one undistinguish’d wound. Dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dismantleverb

    to strip or deprive of dress; to divest

  2. Dismantleverb

    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. Dismantleverb

    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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Feelings and emotions can dismantle gradually all lucid patterns in the back garden of our fantasy. A reflect graphic image of our dream can reveal what is hidden in the back of our mind's eye and show things we are, maybe, not ready to acknowledge. ("Back garden of a dream")

  2. Chris Hughes:

    We cannot impose very tough obligations on Western companies and dismantle them because they are very big, and not do the same thing with Chinese companies that enter the Western market.

  3. Bernie Sanders ':

    I am on the Health, Education, Labor Committee. That committee wrote the Affordable Care Act. The idea that I would dismantle health care in America while we're waiting to pass a Medicare-for-all is just not accurate.

  4. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Instead of demanding Iran significantly dismantle its nuclear capabilities and conditioning lifting sanctions on it ending its aggressions, the world powers are retreating, leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities and even allowing it to expand them later on regardless to its actions in the Middle East and around the world.

  5. Deidre Ball:

    I havent formed it yet, but I will, im in the process of doing it. Its going to be The Committee to Dismantle Trump, but Ill come up with a much more clever thing than The Committee. Im gon na throw in my own dough, ask others to put their dough in there and were going to explain to the people what hes doing.

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Translations for dismantle

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  • تفكيكArabic
  • разоборудвам, оголвам, разглобявам, събличамBulgarian
  • auseinander nehmen, abwracken, demontierenGerman
  • απογυμνώGreek
  • desmantelarSpanish
  • purkaa, riisua, hajottaaFinnish
  • démanteler, démonterFrench
  • לפרקHebrew
  • szétszedHungarian
  • smontareItalian
  • 脱ぐ, 分解Japanese
  • afbreken, ontmantelen, demonteren, uitkledenDutch
  • demontereNorwegian
  • rozłożyć, rozmontować, rozkładać, rozebrać, rozbieraćPolish
  • desmanchar, desfazer, desmantelar, desmontar, destruirPortuguese
  • раздеть, разбирать, разобрать, раздевать, демонтироватьRussian
  • avkläda, avveckla, ta av, ta isär, demontera, klä av, nedmontera, isärtaga, avkragaSwedish

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. dangerous
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